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12" powerbook Intel

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by adamlangsner, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Are there any tutorials on cramming perhaps the innards of a core duo or core 2 duo macbook into a 12" powerbook. I'd be willing to sacrifice my optical drive if it's a tight fit.
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    It can't be done. There is no "cramming". Nothing would fit.

    You would have to redesign absolutely everything from the ground up.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    If you really had the sickening urge, you'd probably want to start with the innards of a netbook that can run OS X -- one of the smaller ones -- or some other intended-for-Windows notebook that's smaller than any of the current Macs.
  4. macrumors regular

    I miss my old 12 powerbook G4. But this new aluminum Macbook does help fight back the tears!
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Someone I know got an iBook 14' with an Intel processor. A guy did it for her, and he have done many more she said.
  6. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    For various reasons, I can't believe this.

    You understand, of course.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Why would you want to kill a poor little PowerBook for that?!?!? :eek:
  8. macrumors 6502


    You must be mistaking that fourteen inch iBook for a thirteen point three inch macbook, or some other type of laptop. It is physically impossible to put an Intel chip in a motherboard/ logic board intended for a Power PC processor.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Honestly, if you can vastly modify an old PB go for it. If your that skilled then i hope your cashing in on your ability to do difficult things such as that lol
  10. macrumors 68000


    I think it was Engadget that did a comparison to a 1.6ghz Atom netbook with a hacked Mac OS X to a iBook G4 and the iBook beat it in almost every test.
  11. Guest

    Ask Intel to make a custom motherboard for your 12" PowerBook G4.
  12. macrumors 6502


    The biggest issue you would have is the logic boards screw holes not matching any of the mounting brackets in the case. If you have ever looked at the logic board of any Apple machine, it is designed to fit around other hardware (such as trackpad, optical drive, battery and many other components. And another issue is the LCD connection... I have no idea if it has been changed since the 12" PB heyday, but I can't imagine it's the same.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Technically though, spec-wise, the new MacBook is a successor to the PB G4 12"
  14. Moderator emeritus


    I didn't say it would be a good idea. :p

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