The ghost sound was likely the gasket that helps equalize pressure, methinks? Reviews said you can hear them blocking your hearing like normal IEMs for a second, and then they “release”, and then you feel unblocked.
That wasn’t too bad, all fixed!
Just try to get the pull tabs out straight and clean, otherwise having to manipulate the battery (which seems to bend easy!) can be worrying.
Seems like they had the space to work with in there to make this use higher wattage parts. As it stands, it’s effectively a 15W ultrabook tier APU in a 15” housing, with the main (and possibly only) benefit for the larger size being the larger screen itself, instead of something like the XPS 15 or MBP 15 etc that use the larger size for higher TDP chips.
Nice work gang. Re: Improved battery monitoring, can you confirm if Apple ditched the Dialog power IC and made their own as was rumored?
Only result for SK Hynix H9HKNNNCRMMVDR-NEH seems to be ifixit itself…Alas, RAM debate not yet put to rest!
Is the LCD fused to the touch digitizer here? Wondering if I can just get the LCD, or need the complete assembly, because my touch layer still works, just the LCD is cracked
“When comparing these FTIR spectra to that of known polymers, the closest match for the 2018 model is polyacetylene with aromatic urethane side groups, while the 2019 model uses polyamide (commonly known as nylon).
What this doesn't tell us is, just what problem Apple's engineers tried to solve using this updated material. Send us your ideas!”
Spitballing, any debris would have an easier time sliding through the nylon, while the 2018 model has a more sticky material.
Interesting, confirms what I thought in their render that showed the insides, that the fan was too close to the back for their usual spacing for a heatsink there. Looks like the fan just ambiently cools the chassis and moves internal air, rather than directly passes over a heatsink.
Looks to me like the black pads would act as a shock absorber of sorts for the SiP to move against in a bang, sorta like jewel shock absorbers in mechanical watches.
Wonder how long it takes to charge that XS Max battery on the included 5W brick (it’s not 12/5 exactly, since it slows down towards the last 20%). Come on now Apple, it’s time to include fast chargers.
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