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Old Apr 1, 2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Mac Plus G4, my first mod

Hey guys!

I wanted to share with you my first mod ever.

It's a Mac Plus with a Mac mini G4 inside!

I had a Mac Plus case lying around and a Mac mini, so I thought it would be only natural for them to become one :P

I've taken some photos of the process and shot a couple of videos afterwards (videos I need to reshoot because I shot them vertically...sorry for that, I was really tired and didn't think about it).

What I did is pretty simple: I took the guts of the Mac mini and stuffed them inside the Plus case, together with a new 9" display I bought.

I've left the entire I/O of the Mac mini intact, but had to take out the optical drive because of space issues and the fact that I need to put the drive on the front, for which I have to get some cables I don't currently have.

And I've taken the power button to the front!

It's running OS X Tiger 10.4.11 on a 1.25Ghz PowerPC G4.

There are some details I need to work on, and a few improvements I want to make (for example, adding original mouse & keyboard). But for now, it works great and looks even better!

Here are some pics (I won't post them all directly because they're quite large):

http://imgur.com/a/vBUWh#0


I have resized one picture so I can post it here, though




And you can read a bit more about it on my website (which I have only used for this :P): http://www.vokuro.com.ar

The videos can be found at my Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/mxvilla



All feedback and ideas are welcome!! I want to improve it as much as possible.

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Old Apr 1, 2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Cool mod!
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Definitely cool! The resolution would drive me nuts tho.
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Definitely cool! The resolution would drive me nuts tho.
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Actually, you wouldn't believe how sharp it looks, although the image is obviously small!

I'm planning on using it as a local server once I get my hands on an Airport card (which, in my country [Argentina] is actually quite difficult to find).

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Old Apr 1, 2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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Here's a new pic! With its new wallpaper.

Coming later: a video of iTunes playing some music and a new booting video, now horizontal, and in plain daylight

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Old Apr 1, 2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Here is the new video, playing music!

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Old Apr 1, 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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That is amazing! Really cool! But I have to say, it makes me want to get the real deal as well... I remember when my friend had one of these and it was so exotic. I always wanted to try it out when I was at her house.
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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Booting, now horizontal and in plain daylight :P

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One neat thing you could do is get MinivMac working on there in fullscreen mode. It'd make that look like a real Mac Plus again.
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One neat thing you could do is get MinivMac working on there in fullscreen mode. It'd make that look like a real Mac Plus again.
Good idea, for some reason I thought MinivMac didn't work on Tiger.

I'll get into it
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