Old G4 What To Do

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  1. Jackmac101 macrumors newbie

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    hello everybody ive got a G4 mac old with the power board blew up and apple could not replace it so they gave me a brand new Mac Pro but i dont want to throw away the G4 i want to do something with it make something out of it anybody got any suggestions??:apple:
     

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  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Put a mini inside and pretend it still works? Hamster cage? uhh........, someone help here.
     
  3. erikpmort macrumors regular

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  4. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    put nuff fireworks inside, then throw it out the window after you light it
    /thread
     
  5. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope not at all it was sweet but had to sell it and i got half the money so i bought a iMac im 15 lol so i didnt care what computer i got i went from a second hand G4 $400 to a $1500 iMac an 500 dollars lol not bad deal
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Dude... you're the luckiest kid ever. I'm 16 and saving for a MP to replace my MBP ('cause I found I don't really need mobile anymore, besides, that thing must export HD like crazy). I'd keep that old G4 case though, make it a memoir to the old guy, maybe even a plaque. You could also sell it to someone that needed a G4 case or just wanted one.
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Wow, nice. It's an amazing feeling isn't it. I had a PowerBook G4 a few years back, Apple ended up replacing it because they were taking too long to fix it, so I BS'ed a story on how I really needed it back, so they sent me a brand new MacBook Pro, which I use now. A few weeks later I got my busted PowerBook back, and sold it for parts and made about $400.

    So, try selling your old PowerMac for parts. iFixIt will buy busted Macs.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I second the mini idea. That's what's so cool about them. Got an empty case? Put a mini in it!
     
  9. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    that wouldnt make it so mini anymore..
     
  10. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah but minis are expensive lol im poor i wanted to put like a fish tank in it or some sort or lights something cool
     
  11. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Desktop

    hey backsidetailsli how did you make ur desktop and dock look like that you posted a picture in january picture thread and ur dock looked awsome i wrote you and email but i cant wait to find out how u did it??
     
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  13. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

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    Quite possibly the most depressing thread I've ever read.
     
  14. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    wow a brand new mac pro? Did you have applecare or something?
     
  15. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope didnt have apple care they dont make G4 parts any more of something and they couldnt replace it with a second hand one so they had to replace me with a brand new Mac Pro G5 so thats a cool little trick ey buy a $400 computer and be replace with a $4000 Mac YaY!!!
     
  16. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    Don't believe you, sorry. Apple is going to replace a six year old broken G4 with a brand new PowerMac?

    Not unless you have compromising pictures of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. :p

    Probably lots of others will post this but here is a popular use of the case:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DONT YOU!!! :)
     

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  18. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Wow thats a pretty sweet trade haha.
     
  19. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sure was i was loving it
     
  20. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    You could throw it off a bridge.
    Or chuck it at your neighbor.
    Or run over it.
    Or smash it with a sledge hammer.
    Or chop it into little pieces and put it in a microwave.
    Or pop off the front panel, hollow it out, and use it as a trash can.
    Or use it for target practice.
    Or save it for a while and when you feel like you need to kill somebody, go get it from you closet and beat the crap out of it instead.

    lol :rolleyes:
     
  21. jeff3221 macrumors regular

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    SO they gave u a $4000 mac pro, and u sold it for $2000?
     
  22. Jackmac101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $4000

    but i got $2000
     
  23. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    Those images show an insurance claim, most likely a new for old policy. Also the paperwork is c/o australia pensioner insurance (plus you're supposedly 15 which is not a pensioner :)) which I'm pretty certain isn't Apple either so its not technically Apple that replaced the item, its your insurance company and iirc 'The Mac Shop' is a reseller/repair company not a direct Apple Company.

    As to what to do with it - mod a tft into it.
     
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