When it comes to finding out how repairable a device is, or how well its internals have been laid out, the folks at iFixit do an incredible job at that and have in the past provided us with tons of teardowns, such as the iPad Air, iPhone 5s, and so on. Now given that the Macintosh has recently celebrated its 30th birthday, the folks at iFixit have partnered up with the Cult of Mac and The Vintage Mac Museum to perform a complete teardown on the original Macintosh. iFixit’s process is similar to their previous teardowns, although we guess this is a 30 year old computer we are looking at which we’re sure will bring back some fond memories to some Mac users.
Of course the way things were done back then, in terms of hardware layout and such, are very different from today, although it is nice to see how things were done back then. Interestingly enough the folks at iFixit have actually given the original Macintosh a score of 7 out of 10 for repairability, which is significantly higher than the current-gen iMac which has gotten a 3 out of 10 for repairability. In any case if you’d like to see the full teardown, hit up iFixit’s website for the details, or check out the humorous video above which is a hark back to the good old days of the 1980s.
- 2014-03-26: iFixit Gives HTC One M8 2/10 For Repairability
- 2014-01-26: The Original Macintosh Gets A Teardown By iFixit
- 2013-11-15: PS4 iFixit Teardown Reveals Its Hard Drive Is A Breeze To Replace
- 2013-09-19: Gold iPhone 5s Teardown By iFixit
- 2013-03-28: HTC One Scores Extremely Low On Repairability Scale On iFixit
- 2013-03-15: iFixit Finds The Pebble Smart Watch Incredibly Durable, But Not Very Repairable