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The new smartwatch for Mac

You’re eagerly anticipating the announcement of a new smartwatch for your Mac. Here it is.

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Prototype Clear TAM Trackpad

Thought people might want to see a picture of this. I was passed this from a friend.

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Power Mac G4 (MDD) ATX Power Supply conversion

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One dead G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) power supply. There's nothing visibly wrong that might have been an easy fix, and the PSU is pretty densely packed with a lot of silicon caulk applied to keep components from shifting. Better to start from scratch with an ATX power supply...

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Cinema Display: repairing the DVI connector

I posted a question in the forums about repair of a cinema display 20-inch, whose DVI connector was broken off. I finally have the solution and a working Cinema display again and as promised in the thread I would post the info regarding what color is what pin. So here it is.

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Apple USB keyboard repair

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Disassemble and repair an Apple USB keyboard using tinfoil and superglue.

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iBook G4 12 inch Logic Board Issues - The definitive Guide

Chances are that if you're reading this, you have an iBook that isn't working properly. For the last two years, I have been supporting a deployment of 2k plus iBook G4 12 inch computers. If there is an issue that could rear its head on these machines, chances are good that I have found it. I'm going to break this guide up into a few sections - symptom charts, what parts work in what machines, and whether it's worth doing the work yourself.

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Glowing Wallstreet


Modify your PowerBook G3 Wallstreet's case so that light from the LCD will pass through the Apple logo.

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Intel Mac mini: Take Apart Guide (RAM & HD)


This guide describes how to take apart the Intel Mac mini and upgrade the RAM and hard drive.

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Repairing the PowerBook 5300


A design flaw in this PowerBook inevitably leads to a flakey power connector. Learn how to repair it.

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Experiments with the Apple Motion Sensor

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Apple's latest PowerBooks contain a "Sudden Motion Sensor" to prevent damage to the hard drive. Learn how you can use this sensor output to gather data or play games.

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