Removing handles from G4

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Shewhois, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Shewhois macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have finally replaced my husbands old desk (Read: KMart special) with a brand new desk that fits my needs much better. In my current situation, I have to put my G4 tower inside sort of a little alcove. However, the handles are not making things easy at the moment.

    I would like to remove the handles, but I'm having a bit of trouble figuring it out. From what I understand, the tool came with the computer when I first got it, but apparently it seems to have flown away :) Can someone tell me if this is a computer tool readily available and can be bought at a computer hardware store, or am I just better off doing a more extensive search of my house?!

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    It's a common tool that could be bought and pretty much *any* hardware store, not just a computer one.
     
  3. Shewhois thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the speedy response, Lime. Am I to understand that it is called a "nifty tool?"
     
  4. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    What you're looking for is called a "Hex Key". Here's a link to the home depot website that shows what you're looking for.

    9 Piece Hex Key Set
     
  5. Shewhois thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, got it taken care of. My glaring lack of understanding of all things computer hardware seems to be rearing its ugly head.
     
  6. skymaXimus macrumors regular

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    Can you post a pic of the G4 case w/o the handles. I would like to see that.
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if this alcove is only big enough to fit the g4 sans-handles, i would be concerned about airflow.
     
  8. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    My bet is that it's a height thing more than a width thing, in which case it would be ok. (The heat may rise, but it's vented to the sides.)
     

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