Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Business Proposal: The Apple Part Number Wiki

Apple Part Number Wiki


Wiki(s) are currently all the rage. Part reference, part social networking app - I have seen lots of Wiki references popping up lately. Well, now there's one I need that doesn't exist; an Apple part number Wiki.

I have 100's of Mac Service parts still in the box. For most, I can just type the Apple part number or a simple description into Google and get an easy reply. But some that don't have a simple description or a easy to find part number - you can have difficulty knowing what a part is or what part you may need if your Mac or Apple peripheral needs something to make it right.

I thought of this last night as I was tring to lookup what 922-0631 (a paper transfer unit) goes to. Which LaserWriter did this go to?

I scoured Google and Apple part sites like PreOwned Electronics. Usually you can find part numbers by scouring eBay too.

Do any of you know of any Apple part # websites or resources? Do any of you think an Apple Part Number Wiki that anyone in the Mac community can contribute to would be a great resource? I think users adding install tips or cross references for Apple products like LaserWriters to HP and Canon parts would be awesome!

I realize that Wiki(s) are open and freely contributed to, but I feel a resource like this could be sponsored by Google ADwords ... linking to the eBay sellers and parts resources that have the parts being described.

[UPDATE] A reader email suggested starting a Wiki myself at yourname.wiki.com - I don't have the time and I would only be able to contribute a few ... I still think it could actually pay for itself plus some.


FYT said...

look in the right side column for email address ... thanks

Anonymous said...


FYT said...

everymac doesn't have hardly any part numbers or model numbers - can you point to where ... maybe I'm missing something.