New uses for dead PPC parts

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  1. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    So today I looked through my drawer, found some dead optical and hard drives, and thought I'd repurpose some, so far I've turned a slot-load DVD drive from a Ti-Book into a speaker and I've got other parts to mess with. Got 2 dead HDDs and a few more optical drives. Any ideas?
     

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  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I save dead HDDs and take them to the shooting range...they make good targets.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I use dead hard drives (particularly laptop drives) as drink coasters.
     
  4. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    So Im not the only one to do that? Yay LOL (my main drink coaster is the top cover from a maxtor IDE drive that died in my MDD)
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's the only time you can spill liquid on a hard drive and not at all be concerned about it. :D
     
  6. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    Funny you post this as I just had a bowl with some milk in it fall over... (hey its 5 in the morning here :p)
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Black bottom plate from a Unibody Mac mini (replaced due to a broken latch). I think I have you beat :D
     
  8. robertdsc macrumors regular

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    I use an MDD drive cage as a support device for my ADC to DVI adapter's power brick. That brick gets hot and I don't want that heat directly on the floor. So the drive cage goes under it and no problems.
     
  9. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    I have used my ipad mini as a coaster in a pinch a few times :p (this is my 200th post LOL)
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I don't know about anyone else here, but old CDs/DVDs also make good drink coasters. I use those all the time too. It's one way to reuse all those old AOL media I use to get in the mail as well as disks that didn't burn right.
     
  11. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    I did not mention it since I thought every one has done it (a common term around here for a CD/DVD that did not burn right is "Oh my computer burnt a coaster") LOL I also saw some one who uses a dead dual slot graphics card as there Coaster LOL
     
  12. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    How did you turn an optical drive into a speaker? I thought you can only turn hard drives into speakers.
     
  13. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I seem to recall using my 13" rMBP as a coaster a while back :p
     
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    CD's and dvd's make good bird chasers when hung with a bit of mono fish line over and amongst your berry patches.

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    as they twist spin and flash in the lightest of breeze.
     
  15. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the 200th post!:)

    Putting a drink on an iPad makes me cringe.:p
     
  16. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    I have a smart cover on it so it went drink-smart cover-ipad-G4-desk-carpit-floor-the house :p
     
  17. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I know what part would be a good drink coaster.

    A fan! :D

    You can put your drink on it, then power the fan and spin your drink!
     
  18. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    And then it'll slide off and make a giant mess!
     
  19. weckart macrumors 68040

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    How do you power a dead fan?
     
  20. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    You only try that once.:p
     
  21. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    Clock

    If you want a few days project, you can turn an old hard drive into persistence of vision display.
    There are lots of videos on Youtube about making clocks out of hard drives.
     
  22. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Who said the fan would be dead?
    Oh... this is about "dead PPC parts" but I was thinking parts from a dead PPC.
     

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