G5 LCS cloth/foam replacement help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Yabe_uke, May 21, 2018.

  1. Yabe_uke macrumors newbie

    Yabe_uke

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    Okay, so I bought a G5Quad like 5 months ago, and it's been running fantastic, but the foam thingy under the LCS was rotten from all the years of use. I took it out to clean all the dust that had accumulated and it was breaking in my hands. So a few months go by, and I find a polyestirene mat for pans in IKEA (no joke) that matches the look and feel of the original, minus being rotten. Only problem: I threw away the original, so I am unable to cut the new one to shape without spending a ton of time dismantling the computer and taking mesures.
    If some of you nice people owners of an LCS G5 could take out their own cloth thingie and scan it on a Din-A4, or some kind of scale so I could be able to restore mine, it would be super helpful. I know it does basically nothing, if it leaks, it leaks, but it's just to restore it to it's original look, and this is the last piece missing. And it probably would help other people too!
    Thank you all so very much!
     
  2. ctmpkmlec4 macrumors 6502

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    It's basically something called Pig Mat. You can find it by the roll on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/New-Pig-Universal-Absorbent-Shop/dp/B004I665XS

    I think any one of us would have to dismantle our G5s to take any measurements for you. If you're that concerned about having the absorbent mat in place, I say just cut a square roughly the size of the LCS and stick it in place.
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    For anyone in the US, drop me a PM and I'll send you a piece of Pig Mat big enough to redo a G5(you'll need to trim it to fit).

    We get the stuff by the ton at work as a shipping material for chemical bottles, and throw a lot of it away.
     
  4. ctmpkmlec4 macrumors 6502

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    That's generous of you. I keep a roll around to clean up messes I make in the garage.
     
  5. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

    CooperBox

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    I could do with some of that too, for when the mother-in-law comes to stay.........:p
     

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