View Full Version : Mac Mini inside iMac G3

Sep 14, 2008, 10:44 AM

I'll start with telling you I love the classic look of the iMac G3 but i also like to have a large hard drive, RAM ect. So what i was wondering is if it is possible to get a iMac, strip the insides, stick a Mac Mini in it. Some thing I'm not sure about is if the VDU will connnect to the Mac Mini. So basically Mac Mini inside a iMac G3, possible? Any response is appreciated I would love to hear if anyone has tried this or if any knows that it is/is not possible.thanks


Sep 14, 2008, 10:55 AM
I'm sure it's possible. You should watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C04hyClAn4) video along with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5DEG-waIY0&feature=related) one, just a detailed "guide" to take apart the imac G3.

Sep 14, 2008, 05:49 PM
Actually, it's really possible. However it would be best to strip all the components, and install a LCD panel, and tuck in all the mac mini's cords inside, and keep the DVD drive in front of the CD slot.

Sep 14, 2008, 08:14 PM
Hey Oli, if you could make this work, you could start a line in refurbished G3 iMacs driven by Mac Minis - the Mini iMac! There must be hundreds of discarded old iMacs around. Can't even give them away in some places.