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Old Aug 28, 2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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PowerMac MDD G4 & Intel mod

Ok, so here's the crazy idea. Would a mac mini fit inside the second optical bay of a G4 mdd (with modding)?

I'm very aware that this may sound either like non-sense or an ambitious project. But a mini used as a Logic node inside the G4 computer would look cool, and find its use.

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Old Aug 28, 2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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I love the PowerMac G4 Quicksilver and Mirror Drive Door Models. I actually have a spare MDD case too.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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I've tried modding a Dreamcast into a PC optical drive bay, didn't work out though, and I ended up frying the Dreamcast. If you decide to pull this off, make sure you do not let the solder points on the Logic Board do not touch the metal on the case. Sounds like common sense, I know, but I mistakenly did this in my project.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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the new "flat" mini's wouldn't fit, without tearing the computer apart (they might still not fit after that), the old "square" mini's may fit.... just i think you would still need to tear it apart tho.

apart from that there is no reason why that wouldn't work, infact i did the opposite once (G4 mini + x86 PC) ill dig up the thread if ya want a look
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 01:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Nova77 View Post
mini used as a Logic node inside the G4 computer would look cool
You need a transparent case for that

But seriously... With proper airflow it should be doable. Otherwise mini will fry inside hot MDD's belly
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