Repair club started by Ethan Zuo, waiting for school...
A big part of the Surface’s thermal solution is the aluminum backshell. If they added thermal pads between the back of the CPU and PMIC area of the PCB and the case, it would definitely be a nice touch.
Imagine folding it to close it but you accidentally fold it the wrong way.
I just noticed the new GPU teardown. Thank you so much! Happy holidays!
Can’t even grate cheese that well. Failed at its main function. Incredibly dissapointed, Apple. /s
I’ve been waiting for this teardown for a long time! THANK YOU IFIXIT!
Happy 25th Anniversary Playstation!
Your games live on in emulators!
And yet Apple still refused to cool the VRMs properly. Those things will throttle like !&&* under full load, throttling the CPU and GPU. Why couldn’t they just put a copper plate on that covers the CPU, GPU, VRMs, and GDDR6? If I pay this much for it, I better not have an incentive to break into it with a screwdriver and a pack of thermal pads!
@grantspedding You CAN do that, but not always. For example, recovering data after damaging the laptop would be much harder since everything is encrypted. If the T2 chip is damaged in some way (by water, for example), then all of the data on there is unrecoverable.
Weird how the Surface Pro X has all the glorious features of repairability, but the Surface Pro 7 is just another giant glob of glue and nothing else.
Also: Assuming the SSD cover is aluminum, an easy performance fix to prevent throttling on such a tiny SSD is to put a thermal pad between the SSD and its cover.
Could…we give future devices like this negative repairability scores? Because trying to repair things like this will take away your time AND break the device.
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