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MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 21, 2006 02:49PM
[eshop.macsales.com]

smiling smiley



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Jamie Dresser
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 21, 2006 02:53PM
But, did you put it back together with your eyes closed? grinning smiley





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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 21, 2006 02:56PM
lol rgG
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 21, 2006 02:56PM
Ahh, no. :>) Not this time.



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Jamie Dresser
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: February 21, 2006 03:06PM
What's plugged in to the ribbon that sits over the hard drive?

Are those the power and data lines? Plugging into the drive cable?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2006 03:07PM by MacMagus.
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 21, 2006 03:13PM
IR sensor and sleep light/latch. I assume you mean the wires at the front that plug in.



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Jamie Dresser
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: -jeffB
Date: February 21, 2006 03:43PM
Too cheap to spring for the Apple RAM, eh? :-)
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: February 21, 2006 03:48PM
Have you tried to upgrade the processor? smiling smiley
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 21, 2006 04:21PM
Dude! My local AS doesn't even have one of these yet for me to check out and you've already ripped yours apart? That's just wrong -- wrong, wrong, wrong. winking smiley



It is what it is.
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 21, 2006 04:23PM
Right-right-right! :>) Processors are soldered on with the laptops; and considering Apple charges more for the RAM in the laotops than they do in the iMacs (check it out yourself!)



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Jamie Dresser
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: Pam
Date: February 21, 2006 04:36PM
I got mine this morning. But I only took enough of it apart to install the OWC ram I had waiting for it. I spent most of the day getting my files and apps on it so I haven't checked out too much. But Safari is a speed demon, Bridge (PS) sure moved faster, and Sims2 ran much better than on my 1ghz Ti.
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 21, 2006 04:42PM


What an eleganly constructed machine.

I don't think I've ever seen a laptop quite like that one.
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: February 21, 2006 06:04PM
I have...with the original 17" PowerBook.

You should also white out some information...or not. Whatever. : )

"Our records indicate that your product is covered under Appleā€™s Limited Warranty and your estimated date of purchase was 18-Feb-06. Based on this data, your product will be covered by Apple service warranty for 361 more days."



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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: SteveO
Date: February 21, 2006 11:34PM
Jealous jealous jealous...must keep...reminding...self....rev a...usually a hazard...to my mental state...

Now where did I leave those little pink pills?

But seriously, nice ride!
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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 21, 2006 11:38PM
Jamie, will you be posting benchmarks?



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Re: MacBook Pro inside look
Posted by: endymion
Date: February 22, 2006 12:19AM
OK - so the CPU is indeed soldered on the logic board - I was sitting on the fence trying to decide whether to order the 1.83Ghz and try an upgrade later (when the price of the 2.16Ghz chips comes down to $60 or so in a year... maybe they'll have 2.5Ghzfor $200 then...)

But if the chip's soldered on, then clearly only a send-away 3rd party upgrader with a nice hardware desoldering unit (like the current Ti G4 upgrades) is going to be able to do that work. Still, for the $600 I could save to have a MacBook Pro now, that might be worth it when the day comes (and the warranty expires).
g=
P.S. Jamie, thanks for getting these pics posted so promptly and answering my burning question.



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