powerbook->imac conversion

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MentalFabric, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

    MentalFabric

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    A friend of mine has an out of warrantee 15" powerbook 1Ghz which he doesn't really need, it also has part of a 3.5mm headphone jack stuck in the 'phones port so he may not sell it, and i'm trying to convince him to detach the screen (which is really loose and needs fixing anyway), flip the bottom part around to the back and make it an enclosure, with the cd drive sticking out the top and extra HD's in the case, then making it VESA mountable... like an iMac G5 in vague shape. Just wondering what you guys thought of the idea ^.^
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    i dont see the point, the 3.5mm jack could be easyly fixed if your willing to do such a drastic mod, why turn a laptop into a desktop, when you can use it as such anyway.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. Do you buy a new car every time the radio breaks?
     
  4. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    he actually got a new powerbook to replace this one as it had the white spots minorly, but they let him keep it. After giving it to a now ex for a while the screen is really wobbly so i figured he could turn it into a movie/music jukebox for home
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    you could probably sell it and buy a first gen imac g5.

    oh and is this a tibook or an albook?
     
  6. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it's an early albook. it needs some major work on the screen though, it's out of use till something happens to it
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

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    i have white spots on my ibook and it really dose not bother me, it's barely visible front on, i just think you would be better off fixing it up than crippling it by turning it into a desktop
     
  8. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but he has another better powerbook, and he wouldn't just be taking away mobility he'd be adding storage space and ports
     
  9. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's a great idea, go for it. Post pictures when you do.
     
  10. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i certainly will if it happens, i just have to convince my friend ^.^
     

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