5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2009 3:42 PM by Patrick 01
Nadav Level 3 Level 3
Hello,

Having found out that there exists such a strong and powerful set of utilities for diagnosing hardware on the mac, does anyone know where I can find this? I am looking for ASDCD 2.1.5 which works with all MDD G4s and FW800 G4s. I was told that its much more powerful and comprehensive compared to the AHTCD.

Thanks,

Nadav

Power Macintosh 2003 G4 MDD 1.25DP System w/ 2MB L3 Cache/2GB PC2600U, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Apple 4.7GB DVD-RAM Drive/BenQ 16x Superdrive/Plextor 16x Superdrive
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad
    It's my understanding that those extended disks were made available to only certified techs and were not for further distribution. Any disks or their contents offered openly would have to be pirated, and Apple has been fairly successful at getting the pirates to walk the plank.
  • Patrick 01 Level 1 Level 1
    Allan Jones wrote:
    It's my understanding that those extended disks were made available to only certified techs and were not for further distribution. Any disks or their contents offered openly would have to be pirated, and Apple has been fairly successful at getting the pirates to walk the plank.


    Did you not click my link?
    I posted the link above directly from Apple ? The disks are freely available from Apple.
    No need for plank talk
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad
    The disks Nadav seeks are not the freely available Apple Hardware Test downloads you linked. Note his sentence:

    I was told that its much more powerful and comprehensive compared to the AHTCD


    I read "AHTCD as "Apple Hardware Test CD" and "ASDCD as "Apple Service Disk CD." Apple certified techs get additional service tools not available to us mortals.

    The link you provided is for the AHT that comes on the system CDs/DVDs, posted as a courtesy for those who have lost their gray system disks. From his wording, I believe Nadav has the AHT CD.

    The "walk the plank" reference was to Apple's success in getting third-party sites posting "not-for-release" internal Apple software to remove the downloads.
  • Patrick 01 Level 1 Level 1
    I misunderstood, thanks for clearing this up.
    Nice to know about the ASDC.