I recently had a problem with my Xbox 360 and it’s DVD drive. Unfortunately, the warranty expired and I decided to see if I could fix it myself. The first step is obviously to take apart the Xbox 360. In this video I show...Read More
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If you have not checked for recent software updates on your Mac you may want to open it up and give it a go. The 1.4 EFI update addresses noise made by the MacBook optical drive during startup. The other update is 1.0 for Airport client and addresses the following:
An Inability to turn AirPort on or off in some cases after upgrading from Mac OS X Leopard.
An occasional loss of network connection when using Wake on Demand.Read More
We posted a disassembly pic of the new Mac Mini the other day and today iFixit takes it apart and gives you step-by-step instructions so you can do the same. They are also offering an upgarde kit for $250 which gives you 1TB of storage by installing two 2.5, 500GB drives and removing the optical drive. See their site for all the details and be sure to checkout the upgrade kit should you need such an upgrade yourself.
Thanks to TUAW we have some of the fine points of the much needed refresh to the Mac Mini. The first thing is that the Superdrive will be SATA, so you can either keep the drive or add a second hard drive as an option. The next detail is that the Mac Mini will look more like the Time Capsule with a lip on the side which encapsulates the optical drive and provides for cooling, which eliminates the need for the vents on the back. The new Mac Mini will also be black and aluminum, like the current lineup of Macs. It has been a long time coming for a refresh and we assume other details such as a core 2 duo, an Nvidia 9400M and the capability for more RAM. In a few weeks, we’ll all know for sure.
We thought the Mac Mini was gone for sure when rumors of its imminent death were rampant. Now there are reports that it is still alive and kicking and indeed getting a refresh.
The refresh is rumored to be getting the following updates:
1. A new Mini DisplayPort like the new MacBooks.
2. The Mac Mini will be able to address up to 4GB of Ram