Hackintosh iMac G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by alex.marton, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. alex.marton macrumors 6502

    alex.marton

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    Hi All,

    I would like to ask how hard is it to "hack" a G5? As in take all the original components out, and put brand new ones in? If it isn't that hard, then I might give it a go! :) And if it's fairly easy, what processor chips should I be looking at? i5 or i7?

    Thanks, Alex.
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    There are videos on YouTube and on Tonymacx86 on how to do it, there is a thread here on how to use the original screen as a monitor which you could plug into the new mobo
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Please don't sacrifice a working G5 for a project like this but rather a dead one.
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    If the G5 iMac is alive, poor starving teachers like me would love to have it.
     
  5. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I'll check it out! :)
     
  6. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry, I won't. :) If I was to hackintosh it, then I would do it to a dead one!
     
  7. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Which arent hard to find. I'd gut it, fix and sell the logic board (not many working ones) to make some profit, then turn it around and hack.
     

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