Salvaging stuff from a dead G4 iMac.

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

  1. Scarlet Fever
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bookshop!
    #1
    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. iMeowbot
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    #2
    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. macrocosm
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    #3
    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. Scarlet Fever
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bookshop!
    #4
    Don't know, but you could use a voltmeter...
     

Share This Page