Is it possible to... (make PowerMac G4 power button light up in color)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by d88co88, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Hi, I have a PowerMac G4 Sawtooth that I use as kind of an "experimental" machine. So I came up with an idea of changing the power button's LED or whatever makes it light up's color. First off, is this even possible? Has anyone ever tried this? If it is, then where would I get parts to do so? Thanks!!
  2. macrumors 6502


    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Otherwise, I just might have to tear this thing apart, which I would rather not do unless I know what I'm doing.
  3. macrumors 68000

    You said you'd like to change the color of the LED, then you say you'd rather not open the box or 'tear it apart'?

    I'm sure you can replace the LED with another similar LED although the dimensions and such may not be exact. I do not know the sizes...could end up just being a standard LED.

    Since it's an 'experimental machine' just open it up and take a look around.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Sorry, bad wording on my part. I meant I'd rather not tear it apart to have it not work. But thanks, I'll look around on ebay or something.
  5. macrumors 68030


    You could always stick on a clear coloured gel (red,green,blue,etc) to the outside. Something similar to the red/blue coloured gel in old 3-D glasses.
  6. macrumors 6502


    That's what I was thinking I might do - I'll try that.

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