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Powermac G3 what's this part for

Drich290195

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Apr 2, 2011
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So upon taking apart my powermac G3 blue and white this part below fell out of the cd drive area. Any ideas what it's used for. Many thanks.

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bunnspecial

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You made me get up and go look at mine :)

The part didn't jump out at me, and I didn't find a similar part on any of the B&Ws I have here.

With that said, my initial thought was that it's a Zip drive blanking plate. All the ones I have here at home(plus, I think, my one at work) have Zip drives so if that's the case I couldn't find one because I've never had one :)

In addition, the design is different from the blanking plate used on later G4 graphite cases. The cases on those are effectively identical to the ones on the B&W G3.

So, is that a good enough non answer?
 
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G4fanboy

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That is a plate for the rev. 1 B&W that blocked the 3 drives bracket on the bottom on the case.


[doublepost=1462940948][/doublepost]You can see it on
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Hrududu

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That is a plate for the rev. 1 B&W that blocked the 3 drives bracket on the bottom on the case.


[doublepost=1462940948][/doublepost]You can see it on
on 2:46
That's correct. Had a small Phillips head screw that keeps the drive sled from sliding to the right and unlocking.
 
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Drich290195

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That will be where the extra screw went. Think it has a dead board anyway as it randomly boots some times and others it doesn't. Seems to happen if I put any pressure on the board I.e closing the case or plugging in the ide cable. New board on the way so hopefully that solves it. Thanks everyone
 
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