Salvaging stuff from a dead G4 iMac.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Scarlet Fever, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Recently, my G4 800MHz 17" iMac died. I got it checked out an an apple centre, and they said the logic board was dead, and repairs would be over $1000, so obviously it isn't worth getting it repaired. I'm going to salvage the hard drive, which is still fully operational.

    I have two questions;

    -If i salvage the optical drive, can I buy a case for it and use with with my MacBook?

    -Can i use the iMac's display as a second monitor for my MacBook? ie is there any way to make the display VGA/DVI compatible?

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  2. macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    Yes, it's a very ordinary drive. You will find that the front drawer lip is missing, though. Now that I think of it, the whole faceplate is gone. It's ugly, but still functional that way.
    Unfortunately, no one has figured out how to do that.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    can you help a little?


    Please look at my post too:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2823186#post2823186

    I think your iMac is quite similar to mine.

    Do you know what voltages the BLUE and WHITE wires carry?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Don't know, but you could use a voltmeter...
     

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