Replace MacBook Screen – A Tutorial

A client of mine sent me a MacBook with a broken screen. It was his daughter’s computer, and she had accidentally broken the screen. I told him I couldn’t help him repair the screen, and he should look to Apple to make the repair for him. I turns out that the repair is 90% of the cost of the computer itself.

He decided to buy a new MacBook, and asked me to transfer the data from old computer, to new. I agreed, and for my services, I inherited a new MacBook; albeit one without a usable screen. We here at Tweak pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to DIY attitudes (especially with computers). So, I consulted with some of the other editors about my dilemma.

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The New iMac

As soon as the announcement was made, and the Apple Store re-opened, we purchased one of the new iMacs released last Tuesday, August 7. We got the 24″ model with 2GB of RAM and a 2.4GHz dual core processor. It’s funny to see the same speed processors as what we were buying 5 years ago, even if the are dual core.

I am the editor that suggested that Apple would delay release of the new iMac until after Leopard was released. I also suggested that the brushed aluminum look was being phased out. It appears I was dead wrong on both counts.

The new iMac supports an upgraded intel chipset (Santa Rosa -based) as well as a higher maximum RAM capacity. The new machine boasts a quasi-retro brushed aluminum look with an exceptionally glossy display. There has been plenty of talk that the new display is too glossy, but we disagree: It is stunningly beautiful.

To get a better idea of what most folks would be buying, we decided to get a machine more closely aligned with most of our readers budgets. So, we set a price ceiling of $2,150 to purchase a new iMac, and test it. We opted for the 2.4 GHz machine with 2GB of 667MHz RAM. The smallest HD a consumer can buy these days is a whopping 320GB SATA HD! Needless to say, we didn’t feel like we were buying a budget machine, even though we purchased toward the lower end of he 24″ iMac spectrum.

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New iMac On The Way?

iMacVarious sources are claiming that a new iMac is on the way. Furthermore, there are several rumors that this new iMac will be bundled with a new Apple Keyboard. These same sources claim that the new iMac will probably be brushed aluminum, and much slimmer than the current iMacs. More rumors claim that the 17″ model will be discontinued. Finally, these rumors claim that the new machine will be released in mid August.

Now, our side of the story.

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WWDC – Leopard Will Be Worth The Wait

Mon, 06/11/2007 – 19:01 – Taken from corycollier.comWWDC 2007

Steve Jobs just left the stage as keynote speaker at the WWDC convention in San Francisco. Big announcements:

Safari on Windows!

Full Safari Engine on iPhone
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