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Old May 13, 2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen any examples of eMac mods where they remove the monitor to allow an external one. This is the quest of the mythical headless consumber beast & I can't find anything...

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Old May 13, 2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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Has anyone seen any examples of eMac mods where they remove the monitor to allow an external one. This is the quest of the mythical headless consumber beast & I can't find anything...

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im not 100% sure what you mean, but there here are some sites which may help:

http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html

http://macparts.de/ibook/
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Old May 13, 2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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wow... emac mods... never would have thought
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wow... emac mods... never would have thought
you are not serious? modding brings you closer to your computer. you can't form truly say you are bonded until you've fondled it under the covers a few times...
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Old May 13, 2004, 08:35 PM   #5
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you are not serious? modding brings you closer to your computer. you can't form truly say you are bonded until you've fondled it under the covers a few times...
no no, i understand modding... but its just that the target market for eMacs isn't exactly the "pro" crowd. it's cool, either way.
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im not 100% sure what you mean, but there here are some sites which may help:

http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html

http://macparts.de/ibook/
It's a step in the right direction. At least I see that it's possible to power an external monitor. What I'm more interested in is removing the monitor from the eMac, configuring a smaller enclosure, and using it to drive an lcd screen.

The goal is a small, monitorless G4, for under $1000.
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It boggles the mind.

This seems like such an obvious hack. Is there any reason why it wouldn't be possible?
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Old May 17, 2004, 01:17 PM   #8
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no no, i understand modding... but its just that the target market for eMacs isn't exactly the "pro" crowd. it's cool, either way.
there are many pro/power minded mac users who can't afford a power mac. just because you have the knowledge doesn't mean you have the money to back it up.
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there are many pro/power minded mac users who can't afford a power mac. just because you have the knowledge doesn't mean you have the money to back it up.
Exactly. I'll put up my design work on my beige box to stand up to whatever work a G5 user has....
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Old May 18, 2004, 02:44 PM   #10
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I just saw a website the other week (sorry, can't remember where) where a guy took apart all old iMac and put it in a case that he built to look like a mini-G5. It was pretty cool and I think it would be fun to do something similar.

Edit: Found it. It was in a thread in the Apple Collectors forum.
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Another reason:
doesn't the eMac have 2 ATA connections while on the iMac one ATA connection? (Therefore 4 drives possible on eMac and only 2 possible on iMac).
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Old May 18, 2004, 03:26 PM   #12
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I just saw a website the other week (sorry, can't remember where) where a guy took apart all old iMac and put it in a case that he built to look like a mini-G5. It was pretty cool and I think it would be fun to do something similar.
I saw that and it's absolutely cool, but I can't help but wonder why nobody has done this with the eMac? It's a nicely powered machine for $800, but unless you want a 50 lb. beast on your desktop, the built-in monitor is overkill.

I swear, if someone had a tutorial on how to de-monitor an eMac, I'd buy a new one and gut it in a minute. I've had an idea on building a in-the-wall mounted machine that fits between standard 16" spaced studs (3.5" deep) and taps directly into a power line...
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