Mac Mini Owners - opening your mini voids your warranty

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  1. robwormald

    robwormald New Member

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    We've had some confusion at my store in the past, but the OFFICIAL word is that there are NO user servicable parts in a Mac Mini. Opening it for any purpose will immediately void your warranty. Just a little FYI, don't know how many MacMini users we have in here.
     
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    colosodian Next Gen

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    meh.

    How can they expect diehard PC users, which in my opinion was a significant intended market, to keep it stock?
     
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    what methods are used for detection of opening the product?
     
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    colosodian Next Gen

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    mine has distinct scratch marks where I inserted the putty knife.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    i don't know how you come to that conclusion... The mac mini was in NO WAY intended for a diehard pc user... It was meant as an inexpensive starting point for getting involved with apple hardware. It wasn't meant for a power user that needs a fast machine.
     
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    I called apple tech support for my boss about his mini one time and the tech support guy from apple had me open the mini and reseat the RAM. I'm guessing I didn't void the warranty.
     
  7. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    We can disagree, but I dont see a well knowledged PC user dropping $3000 on a computer without testing the operating systems limits. The mini provides them a $500 dollar experiment, with only a kvm switch.
     
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    dunno, i don't see a seasoned pc user dropping $500 on a piece of hardware that isn't going to do what they want it to do. I'd spend a few hours in the Apple store, then buy what I wanted...

    According to everyone in this forum that claims to own one, they're about as powerfull as my old TI-89.... Awsome for a calculator, not to great for anything else... Hardly what I'd consider good for "testing the limits"
     
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    colosodian Next Gen

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    Does everything I throw at it, I do everything but video editing.
     
  10. Skoles

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    It's apparently quite a good starter when you throw an external Firewire drive on it & run from that. Loads more speed & space.
     
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    uh-oh, don't get jollyogre started on that one :rolleyes:
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl: obviously the mini is a total piece of shit :rolleyes:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    by your own admission it's a slow piece of shit if a IEEE1394 drive outperforms the internal one. :rofl:
     
  14. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    If the mini is a piece of shit, than I cant comprehend how fast a Dual G5 2.7 would be.

    The 40GB 5400 rpm drive is significantly slower at file based operations than my WD raptor, but it's not slow to the point of bogging the system down.
     
  15. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    you are 100% wrong.

     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    he's a fuckwit, it's really not even worth responding to him

    cliffs from the other thread is, jollyogre says external FW drive will not be faster than the mini's internal notebook drive, everyone else in thread disagrees and gives logical reasons why FW = faster.. jo continues to bitch, calls everyone stupid, barefeats does speed test showing external FW is faster in a mini, jo still insists that he was right :mamoru:

    cliffs of cliffs: jollyogre is worthless
     
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    i'm reading it on apple's internal intraweb. care to expound?
     
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    I was saying how crappy firewire transfer rates are as opposed it IDE transfers, and I said how the mac mini must really suck if a FW drive out performs their internal drive, and then that's what you guys said was true.

    Not my fault the mac mini sucks ass :fawk:
     
  19. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    Kbase
    "http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300572"
    "The Mac mini has a 256 MB base memory configuration, which can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 GB. The Mac mini can be configured to order (CTO) with 512 MB or 1 GB of SDRAM. Additional memory should be installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider."

    Should is the question. Until this is changed you are 100% wrong. how would a store or apple know if the ram was installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. It says nothing about 3rd part ram or apple ram only. if joe public buys RAM from RamJet (http://hotdeals.apple.com/ramjet/index.php) that he bought thru apple web site is his warranty void?

    lots of publicly available info from apple.com says you are wrong.
     
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    the internal communication is dated july 5.

    if joe consumer buys ram (or an internal BT/APX module), he must have it installed by an authorized apple service center.

    we had a meeting about this specific issue last week. obviously, if you have the tools to open it without damaging it, go for it. if we can tell it has been opened, your warranty is voided.

    i'd post the memo, but that would be the end of my term at apple :)
     
  21. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    reread the memo. you are wrong. You created a post that says "Mac Mini Owners - opening your mini voids your warranty" this is not true.


     
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    you want to know how fast a dual 2.7 is? :mamoru:

    <--owner
     

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