Certified Apple Tech in 1994, Retired Air Force.
This site is a place were you can find great help, however if you use it be careful not to damage your machine because of idiots telling you do do things you shouldn't.. Use at your own risk.
Just getting ready to start working with Raspberry Pi and robotic stuff. Should be fun to do with my grand kids
Why did ifixit raise the price of a toolset by the amount of coupon?I had been eyeing a tool set that ifixit sales and put it in my basket but was waiting to get some money in to buy it....
Answer to "Can I buy the sata power and sata data cables alone"There are many places to try and find the parts. One is the site your on. http://www.ifixit.com/Mac-Parts/ If they do not have them you can try : DT&T Services 800-622-7977 http://www.dttservice.com another is: http://www.welovemacs.com I use them and have had luck finding most parts. Also you can try eBay for a parted out unit.
Answer to "Aiding and Abetting/Accessory Passwords"And when iFixit made up their rules of how this site is managed I did not see censorship in the commentary. Apple provides the means for anyone to find the info at no charge. They provide the means to re-asign passwords by the use of any OS X install disk and going down the Utility menu to Reset Password. That is GIVEN BY APPLE to each of the people who buy their computers. And that software is required to be transferred to the new owner when the computer is sold. Has anyone you know ever sold a Macintosh to a client and NOT GIVEN THEM THE REQUIRED SOFTWARE LISTED BY APPLES LICENSE? So lets say they did not get the software when they got their computer and need to reset the computer. We let them know what they need and they can go to the source of the computer and request the software that was required to be given to them when purchased and they can use their computer. Also Apple provides the manual for the iPods that lists that you need to hook up your iPod to the computer it was restored with to clear...
Answer to "Aiding and Abetting/Accessory Passwords"I look at it that if a person is asking for help and they are registered to ifixit site they should get the answer they need. I have been working on Mac's since the early 1990's and that includes as an Apple trained and Certified tech and Apple has never put a restriction on me telling ANYONE how to use the software that Apple Provides. It is on the Apple Software, that is in plain sight, how to clear and reset Macintosh passwords and iPod lock codes. If there is a question and I know the answer I do not feel I should second guess their intentions. I choose to think most people are good and do not want to hinder their use of the machine in their possession. I hope ifixit agrees. If not they should shut down the site as it would hinder the people they are trying to serve.