eMac mods

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jayscheuerle, May 13, 2004.

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    jayscheuerle

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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...

    Thanks...
     
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    RE: Linked article

    wow... emac mods... never would have thought
     
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    melchior

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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...
     
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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.
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    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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    jayscheuerle

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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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    blue&whiteman

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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.
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    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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    kgarner

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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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    jayscheuerle

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    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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