Anyone else had unpure thoughts about mini in an old school Mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SiliconAddict, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Apple Mac Plus

    I have to admit there is a cool factor of trying to get a Mac Mini inside an old all in one Mac. Of course there is the problem tracking down a 9" LCD...hmmm
  2. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    It would be a great mod. When you do it I want some pictures, :D
  3. Jaz macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Had the same thought then realised I have the electrical engineering skill of a blind monkey ... who's also drunk.
  4. brap macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    You don't necessarily need a 9" LCD. IMHO, the coolest Mini-ITX mod since this!
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Too bad the anniversary of the original Mac has come and gone. The Mac mini would have been a great intro last year. But Apple could have done a limited edition with the Mac mini guts and a 9" LCD screen in a "white" old Mac box as a limited edition. At $2000 to $3000 they would probably had a hard time keeping up with demand.
  6. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    What I'd like to try more is stuffing one in a multipartite Mac, such as a Quadra desktop or whatnot, in a stealth fashion. The Mac mini would fit without much or any trouble, and many of the original ports (power, Ehernet, modem, VGA) could be wired up for new use, and even the ADB and serial with adapters, though taking a cue from this portable C64 and running USB and FireWire with nonstandard connectors would work admirably as well. A Quadra 650 would be sized quite well for a Mac mini insertion -- its SCSI port, if not hooked up to an adapter to actually work for SCSI, could be adapted with a custom port replicator to get the USB and FireWire out of there. Getting drives and stuff working if you want them would take some heavy modding.
  7. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    I tried put the 9" screen and the guts from a Powerbook 540c into an SE/30, but the display was too wide (it has the electronics on the sides and you can't dremel that stuff off...)

    and: I don't want to kill myself fiddling with a high voltage CRT ;)


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