Hrmmm... boredom leads to projects

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by minutePulsation, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. minutePulsation macrumors member

    minutePulsation

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    I was looking at the 12" powerbook cases and it kinda dawned on me that it might just be possible to squish the macbook internals into one. The ports on the side are even similar in layout. I'm thinking I could probably make it work with a little bit of creativity. Can anyone think of any serious problems I might run into? The issues I can think of right now are:

    a) battery placement
    b) internal keyboard connection and power button
    c) display connector

    I'm sure I can make the latter 2 work with some creativity but I'm not sure about the battery... I think I can make the powerbook battery work too...

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. iMan G5 macrumors member

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    That would be an awesome project! Are the ports almost the same?
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Issues you will run into, the MB logic board is probably too big to fit in the case, therefore end of the project.
     
  4. minutePulsation thread starter macrumors member

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    I already checked into that, it's not to big... that was the first thing I checked... i'll probably lose the optical drive though.

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  5. minutePulsation thread starter macrumors member

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    The ports are similar enough to work with. The PowerBook has one extra port (modem) but it's an aluminum enclosure so it's pretty easy to modify.
     
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