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The iFixit folks have been extremely busy this week. On Wednesday, they tore apart the Motorola Atrix, while yesterday saw them perform their tricks on a Samsung Galaxy S 4G. Today, however, the repair site has turned its attention to a bigger project: the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

With the redesigned MacBook Pros now available for purchase online, it’s important that prospective buyers know exactly what’s changed. Of course, the presence of Thunderbolt is something that cannot be overlooked in this teardown, and iFixit says the port’s controller IC is quite prominent on the logic board, representing the fourth largest chip on the board after the CPU, GPU, and logic board controller.


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lol apple

Edit: short summary:
concerns include
-too much TIM on the PCH, CPU, GPU and the thunderbolt I/O controller
and ifixit also says:
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“We found a stripped screw holding the subwoofer enclosure in place, and an unlocked ZIF socket connecting the IR sensor,” they said. “They're not huge issues, but they're not fitting for an $1800 machine.”

Edited by Mr.Pie - 2/27/11 at 12:19am
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Interesting, will keep that in mind for my sister who is buying one soon
 
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A lot of people have this misconception that the heat is a bad thing. It's a really a feature. Why else do you think Apple always applies huge globs of thermal paste and has done absolutely nothing to try to cool their notebooks over the years?
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A lot of people have this misconception that the heat is a bad thing. It's a really a feature. Why else do you think Apple always applies huge globs of thermal paste and has done absolutely nothing to try to cool their notebooks over the years?
It's not a bug, it's a feature!
    
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Way to force them warranties down your customers throats Apple.
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Apple products are constructed cheaply?!

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Dont forget the fact that the heatsink's a tiny POS.
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What a letdown for me...
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Over or under applying TIM really isn't new for any manufacturer. Hell, even enthusiast brands such as EVGA and XFX cannot do it properly... How many times do we see folks re-seating overheating cards here!
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Over or under applying TIM really isn't new for any manufacturer. Hell, even enthusiast brands such as EVGA and XFX cannot do it properly... How many times do we see folks re-seating overheating cards here!
Yeah. I've never had anything come with the TIM properly done.
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