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dewme said:nicholfd said:dewme said:You can still factory reset a HomePod or HomePod mini by plugging it into the USB port on a Mac.I should know this because I have a 1st gen HomePod that is truly bricked. From what I’ve read some of the 1st gen have a component, I think an inexpensive diode, that shorts out and renders the device totally inoperative. It’s way down at the base of the device and requires peeling back many layers of the assembly onion to gain access. I’m keeping it around in case I get bored and want to play with puzzles.
RE: HomePod ports. There is a port in the bottom of the HP--Nic has info on this port and tried to reset bricked HP via this port connected to a Mac, but hasn't had any luck, yet.
irwinmaurice said:Goofy combination to be honest. Any form factor that doesn’t alter the sound imaging by obstructing the speaker? I can’t get the image of a second
gen iMac out of my head.I had the same image in my head. Though I still don’t know why I need a screen on my HomePod, especially if I interact with it via AppleTV, my iPhone phone, or my voice. Different strokes, I guess.
Glad they gave a shoutout to Nic's Fix re fixing the OG HomePods. He did a great job on fixing my HomePod's no power issue. Reasonable cost and Quick. Nic was likely the first to post a tear down video of the new HomePod as well. Videos of fixes don in real time and tear down of the new HP are on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@NicsFix