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Is "http://manuals.info.apple.com..." down?

Not that I would be surprised, but sad to see another knowledge base going down the drain.
Links to the pdf manuals at EveryMac are removed or dead.

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Maybe a glitch on my side only and the server will come back again?

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Links redirect me to support.apple.com. Nothing surprising, especially considering Apple of late (and of some good time now).

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Thanks for trying anyway.
No astonishment on my side either that Apple is pulling the plugs for their old stuff.

Did it ever occur to you, that after WW3 men may be able to recreate the knowledge from carved stone plates and books, but the knowledge of our time will be lost forever?

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dont worry there well be some persons who contain the history for the next generation. that happend for example in the bible or the aztecs (with the 0 number)

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Well, it's certainly a risk.

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If you enter the URL of the link into the Wayback Machine, you can obtain the file. Are there in fact links being removed from EveryMac.com? If so, we have to contact the site and tell them not to do that.

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I went to the website to check it out for myself. I was able to get a manual for the iBook G4, however I clicked the link for the manual to the PowerBook that was in your pic and sure enough it directed me to this link:
https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA561/en_US/PowerBookG3UserManu...
and gave me a "Page Not Found" error. It could be possible for everymac.com to have brought down the thunder of Apple, but what I don't understand is how come only certain models were affected.

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try finding the manuals in archive.org there you could find a lot of manuals.

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All the links for manuals are on this page. As you may know, and just like here, EveryMac is only hosting links. So, if one or more of them become dead, only the source is concerned. Yes, here, I presume Apple and only them, are removing old manuals, just like their oldest softwares... Sad

Franky

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Yep, Snow Leopard was an unfortunate victim Sad

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The detailed service manuals for all Macs up to 2010 can be found at
http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-apple

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Nice! It's almost all Macs, though. For example, the Mac mini G4 (2005 minis) is missing, as well as early 2005 PowerMac G5s. (I.e. 2.7GHz dual-processor G5.)

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Hi Jatoba,

May be you can find the missing ones inside the archive (gift) I've just uploaded yesterday... Files are hidden, but can be accessed with the terminal.

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Wow, that was a VERY nice upload, Franky!!! Some EPIC manuals in there!! Thanks! Laughing out loud

Yes, I see the Mac mini G4 service manual in there. REALLY good stuff.

I didn't see an "ealy 2005 G5" manual there, either, though, which I found strange, and so decided to investigate. After investigating, although late 2004 and late 2005 G5 manuals exist separately, it seems early 2005 models got blundled together with the other "general" G5 manual! So it was there all along.

That is strange, though, especially considering it's sandwiched by models that had their own separate manuals (late 2004 and late 2005), and that only the 2005 models had different processors (PowerPC 970FX and 970MP, instead of the regular 970), yet late 2004 gets its own separate manual, but not the early 2005 models.

Anyway, good stuff. Smile Indeed, this upload is a very important treasure.

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YW! That's why it's a very special gift. Smile