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    I don't know if this is something we can talk about in the forum, but I was just curious if anyone has a good way to obtain ASD tests? I'm going to be switching jobs to a place where I will be working exclusively with soldering on logic boards, and they don't have access to ASD. At my old job, a consultant provided the ASD tests because he was Apple Certified. I just wondered if there was a way to get access to them.

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    All the stand alone ASD can be downloaded through torrent or just copy what you have right now. Access to MRI, AST and AST2 through GSX login is only going to happen if an AASP will share login details with you. No one here will share that of course.

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    • #3
      Ok I’m prob gonna have to get a 2 TB external or something to copy the ASD’s since the tech put them on drives as 50 GB partitions. And yeah the AST kinda blows I’ve considered getting Apple Certified to have access to it

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      • EJS
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        Apple Cert will NOT give you access to ASD, GSX, or Atlas. Only businesses that are AASP are granted access to the software and databases.

    • #4
      Before you start the 5000 dollar course..... check the rest of the terms!.
      if it is stil the same shit i got told last time.
      your store needs to have s hit load of oblications. you have to the the course and if al terms are correct only then you wil get the certificate and then you get acces....

      if things have changed let us know ofcourse

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      • #5
        Hmmm ok I’m guessing part of the requirements would have to do with parts and stuff like that. I will have to look into that because that was ultimately my fear when my old boss first mentioned it to me because I remember hearing from someone about not being able to repair boards if you got a certification. If I was told that, I’d tell em to fuck off lmao

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        • #6
          Don't bother becoming an AASP, it is not worth it unless you have 10+ repairs a day and even then it is a massive headache. And no you may not offer board level repair as an AASP of course.

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          • #7
            yea become board level specialist, then become AASP and gone board repair.
            AASP: Sir ASD just told us your board is bad it even told us where the issues is and how to repair it"
            C: Wel great then fix it.
            AASP: Sorry sir we are not alowed to fix it, apple wil replace it for you..........

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            • #8
              John: There is difference between getting “certified” and getting “authorized”. Certification does not give you access to AST it only gives you an easier way to work for an authorized service provider (AASP). It is the AASP that is getting access to GSX and AST and you as the certified individual hereby getting access while working for them.

              Repairable: The certification itself does not cost that much. It is the learning courses that are expensive. You can take the certification tests for about 100 USD I think. If you pass you will get the certificate. I am certified but I never took a single course. I just read the public available service manuals.

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              • Repairable
                Repairable commented
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                aa oke thats alot beter, i did not know. thanks for the info

            • #9
              Ok so AASP is the one to stay away from because then you have to be a Genius Bar douchebag and replace boards correct? Just being certified tho will not give me access to AST tho ok that makes a lot more sense. The shop that I will be working at soon is exclusively board repair, so they will never ever have intentions of being AASP lol, but I was mainly curious just to test machines after repair because obviously it helps to see if sensors fail.

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              • #10
                Yes that’s correct. You can always just download the ASD torrents that are floating around on www and use these for models up to 2014. Later models need AST2 so with these models you must settle with the (shitty) build-in diagnostics or use third party “sensor-apps” like HWSensors or iStat Menus or something like that.

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                • #11
                  Ok got it. I just cloned my old consultant's ASD disc for all the laptop ASD's to a 2 TB External so I've got them now. I will consider those sensor apps for the newer ones because good ole Apple decided to stick it to us with AST

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                  • #12
                    All the new ones have built in diagnoses, hold down D on startup.

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                    • #13
                      Ok is the built in diagnostic good or is it crap?

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                      • #14
                        It's crap, but at least you know there are no errors.

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                        • #15
                          Ok gotcha. I like that as insurance.

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