Apple schematics or parts lists?
Sat, 1 Mar 2003 06:05:53 -0500
(contains analog hardware geeking)
I have here a dead G3 All-In-One that I got for a song, that blew the first
regulator chip in such a way as to obscure the part number. I could fix
this if I could figure out what that part is. I'm fairly sure it was a
faulty insertion into the board that caused the problem. It wanted to
pull itself apart and did, eventually under heat stress.
Apple clearly doesn't seem to support servicing a circuit board. They
just replace units. At DEC we called those FRUs, Field Replaceable
I have the board ID, the power supply's ID, I know the chip number on the
The AIO is a pretty strange machine. It's rather large and heavy, but
I like unusual computers. It's the last mac that had the legacy
connectors for all the peripherals that I have, AND it has slots for
adding USB and firewire.