|Apr 1, 2012, 01:17 PM||#1|
Mac Plus G4, my first mod
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):
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.
|Apr 1, 2012, 01:38 PM||#4|
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).
Last edited by mxvilla; Apr 1, 2012 at 03:01 PM.
|Apr 1, 2012, 04:02 PM||#7|
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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|Apr 1, 2012, 06:05 PM||#9|
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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|Apr 1, 2012, 06:18 PM||#10|
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