What to do with an unused LCD iMac

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  1. yossele macrumors member

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    with the old iMac they are doing fishtanks, what can you do with the lcd imac something cool???
    any ideas!!
     
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  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    well if you're really planning on rendering it inopperable, you could donate it to a highschool or something instead. an lcd imac would be infinitely nicer than any computer most schools would have.

    or you could put it in your car. ithere may be a way to draw enough power from the battery, and i bet you could manage to seperate the lcd, extend the cables, and put the screen somewhere convenient. keyboard and mouse, too (or a keyboard with built-in trackpad)

    you should give it to a school, though. or to me. i'm still in school. college, at least.
     
  4. coolocity macrumors regular

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    give them to me, i'm selling mine monday! no osx! ahhh!
     
  5. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    you could donate it to the GWVALCDiF. I think they (hee hee) would greatly appreciate it. :D :D :D




    P.S. GWVALCDiF = Give William Vogel An LCD iMac Fund
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would also suggest donating it to a non-profit organization such as a church or school. That way someone could make good use of your iMac. If you are opposed to donation, I also think because of the modern design it would make a nice decoration! ;)
     
  7. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Take out the LCD guts and create a giant ant farm.

    Or, if you remember those things you could get at Spencer's Gifts at the mall, you could create one of those sand sculpture objects.

    Or you could take out the guts of the dome, put in a pump and small water supply, run a tube up the arm, and have a soothing waterfall run down the front in a sheet action like you see sometimes.
     
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  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I think that those are great suggestions. Might be interested in one of those myself, but will have to wait till someone offers one on the Internet like the original iMac! ;)

    I think that the the iMac would be too large as a wig stand! :p
     
  10. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    You've obviously never seen my wigs! :eek:
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Do you have a picture of your wig? :p
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I still maintain the stance that you should give it to a poor little 16 year old who has to fight for food every day, and eats Ramen noodles all the time because he can't afford anything else.
     
  14. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Replace the screen with a mirrror and give it to Steve Jobs for his birthday.
     
  15. scem0 macrumors 604

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    That would actually look really cool. But I definitely wouldn't give it away. Unless it didn't look as cool as I expected or something.
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would second the suggestion that you give the LCD iMac to scem0. I'm sure that he would be more than willing to pay for the postage! ;)
     
  17. donigian macrumors regular

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    If we're talking about you giving it away, I'll take it. Come on, I'm writing this on an eMachine that is 2.5 years old. My only Mac is an iMac 233 rev. A. Please, please, please. I'll pay for shipping! :)
     
  18. yossele thread starter macrumors member

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    The truth is I like my iMac and i'm using, and i hope to use for the next years to come, my question was only AFTER my iMac will die, what options are avilable or any ideas.
    Thanks
     
  19. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    i like the ant farm idea. that'd be pretty interesting. how about an etch-a-sketch/magna-doodle? an fp imac would make a nice message pad by a phone. i can't think of much that would fit in a slot that thin...
     
  20. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    OFFTOPIC - Scem0, I love that clip in your 'tar. My housemate showed me that recently. That kid is great!!!
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would second the of trebblekicked on making your iMac into an Ant Farm!
    :cool:
     
  22. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Thanks. It took a while to get from 170kb to -20kb ;).

    I still think you should give it to me (when it stops working). I would at least try to fix it up.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I think that your new Kung Fu tar is even better scem0, it's great! ;)
     

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