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post #11 of 95
STOP hammer time. xD
Kind of bs I was expecting maybe some security key hexs but christ, Apple wants to control the world.. darn up tights.
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post #12 of 95
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
It'll dissuade your average joe.



They most likely did it in response to products being returned under RMA, having been damaged by idiots trying to fix their own computers. As has been said, it's not hard to still get in, but it dissuades those who don't really know what they are doing from having a bash at computer repairs.
Aren't Apple laptops designed differently from regular laptops? I've heard it's a lot harder to repair them. Good for Apple then.

I assume the average Apple user doesn't even know the first thing about computer hardware since it's advertised as easy to use and yet they decide to crack it open and magically become computer repairman.
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post #13 of 95
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
It'll dissuade your average joe.
Fair point, but as others have said, someone in China/Taiwan/HK/the Far East in general is probably mass-producing the necessary screwdrivers as we speak.

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post #14 of 95
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I don't understand why they feel the need to tamper proof everything.... I mean once the consumer purchases an item, aren't they allowed to do whatever they want to it?

Apple seems too controlling to the point that they're preventing you from opening up the item you've bought with your own money. It's not like they're leasing it to you.

Required items to gut a iPhone has gone from a screw driver to a hammer.
They don't care about you breaking into your phone, what they care about is that their techs can get into your phone/laptop to fix it, or you give up and buy a new one.
    
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post #15 of 95
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Originally Posted by Rpg2 View Post
Aren't Apple laptops designed differently from regular laptops? I've heard it's a lot harder to repair them. Good for Apple then.

I assume the average Apple user doesn't even know the first thing about computer hardware since it's advertised as easy to use and yet they decide to crack it open and magically become computer repairman.
Last one i worked on was not that different. I replaced all external parts, screen bezel, the back, bottom of laptop, and the top bezel that goes around keyboard. Im actually quite impressed at its build quality as well. Aluminum g4, so granted the new intels could be very different.
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post #16 of 95
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Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
This. I've used it with devices in the past.

I can only assume pentalobe screwdrivers will become more easily accessible as time goes on. Its only a matter of time before a shop in China or somewhere mass produces them.
I have a complete set of tamper proof bits in my tool box.

Check HERE to see if they are available. If not, they will be soon.
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post #17 of 95
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I have a complete set of tamper proof bits in my tool box.

Check HERE to see if they are available. If not, they will be soon.
You know what's driving me insane about that site? Hover your mouse over all the screws at the top. Only the left-most one turns counter-clockwise when you hover over it!
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post #18 of 95
Lol @ Apple, I am dissapoint!
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post #19 of 95
Dremel + flat head screwdriver = win
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post #20 of 95
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Originally Posted by airbozo View Post
I have a complete set of tamper proof bits in my tool box.

Check HERE to see if they are available. If not, they will be soon.
Now those are some tamper proof looking screws! But really, nothing is "tamper-proof", just slows someone down. Normal users shouldn't want to mess around with these devices anyway, hell I wouldn't even want to mess around inside of a smart phone because I've never even seen the inside and can't begin to think of what to do. Plus, aren't these things under warranty (insurance) so why bother?
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