TechTool Deluxe: Features

This document lists the features of the TechTool Deluxe application included on the Apple Protection Plan CD.
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The Apple Protection Plan CD contains a diagnostic program named TechTool Deluxe.

TechTool Deluxe is an abridged version of the TechTool Pro diagnostic utility made by MicroMat. TechTool Deluxe is available only through Apple by purchasing the Apple Protection Plan for your Macintosh computer. Through the AppleCare Protection Plan, Apple provides technical support for TechTool Deluxe.

TechTool Deluxe for Mac OS 9 offers these features:

  • Mac OS 9 compatible
  • Mac OS Extended Format (HFS Plus) compatible
  • PowerPC compatible
  • Checks logic board
  • Checks RAM
  • Checks PRAM
  • Checks video RAM
  • Checks ROM
  • Checks CPU
  • Checks FPU
  • Checks cache
  • Checks clock chip
  • Disk structure repair
  • Bad block reassignment
  • File integrity check
  • Rebuilds directories instead of patching
  • Checks drive mechanism
  • Repair preview

On the Mac OS 9/Mac OS X dual Apple Protection Plan startup CD, there is a Mac OS X compatible version of TechTool Deluxe.

TechTool Deluxe for Mac OS X offers these features:

  • Mac OS X compatible
  • Mac OS Extended Format (HFS Plus) compatible
  • PowerPC compatible
  • Checks processor
  • Checks RAM
  • Checks video RAM
  • Checks USB
  • Checks drive mechanism
  • Checks volume directory structure
  • Rebuilds directories instead of patching
  • Repair preview

TechTool Deluxe can repair certain faults if detected, but only if the computer started up from the CD.

It is possible to upgrade from TechTool Deluxe to TechTool Pro. For more information on upgrading contact MicroMat (http://www.micromat.com/).

Published Date: Feb 19, 2012