Just visiting... obtained brand-new MDD parts and more!

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    PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

    Jul 13, 2014
    At the intersection of Conch and Coral.
    Hey, everyone! Long time, no-see. I recently obtained some Mac-related items, and I suddenly thought of you guys here and wanted to share my finds.

    Although I am not necessarily collecting much anymore, I did happen to come across some free items for which I have made exceptions. (My own mother actually contacted me from home and let me know about some Apple monitors she found at a closing store, hahah. I ended up with a Blueberry CRT and 22" Cinema Display. Thought I might as well get the CRT, as nobody else would. Also, I hadn't played with one before.)

    This, however, is mainly regarding some items that I found at my university. The crown jewels were two Apple displays, which include another 22" Cinema Display and a whopping 23" Apple HD Cinema display (which is a 2002 display running at 1920x1200 resolution); various smaller Apple products (including USB keyboards and two Apple Extended II keyboards); and a brand-new MDD power supply and HDD-cage fan!I'll have some of the items pictured below. I was especially surprised to see the new MDD parts! They've never been used. I am thinking of bringing them home and testing them out in my own MDD; then, I will choose whether I install them into the MDD and sell the used ones or just test them and sell them as brand-new.

    (Additionally, the places from which I obtained these items has multiple classic Macs locked up in a cage, outside. I guess it's against policy to simply dump machines that contain data. Sad.)

    Glad to drop by,
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    Unfortunately, the 23" display suffers from a common issue where the edges of the display have a pink-ish tone to them. It's very light, but it's noticeable. I was so disappointed, I almost considered taking on a summer project to put a modern panel into the display, but I would have a hard time finding a new panel that fits the same dimensions. Thankfully, though, the 22" display works just fine (but, of course, it's slightly smaller and runs at a lower resolution). I am currently using the 23" display alongside my main one, on my 4,1 Mac Pro (which became a 12-core 5,1 semi-recently). It's otherwise fine, since I am not having it as my main display. I don't need to get ticked-off by having that pinkish look on my main desktop. (And, by the way, I sold off other free junk and was able to obtain a brand-new GTX 1060 6GB for the Mac Pro! The PPC days are long over for me.)

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  2. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020


    Apr 22, 2014
    Central New Jersey/ North Virginia, USA
  3. Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
    Nice! Those displays are really nice. Can you please post a photo of the Blueberry CRT? :)
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    I just dropped $40 on a used MDD PSU for my dual 1.25 that has needed one for over a year. Hoping I can repair the one I pull because the 1.42 I've got also has a flaky PSU.
  5. mikiotty macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2014
    Rome, Italy
  6. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

    Jul 13, 2014
    At the intersection of Conch and Coral.
    I am actually not at home, where the display is located - I'm at my university. However, I have a video about it on my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/maccollectorZ
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