Shoutout to PPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 76ShovelHead, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

    76ShovelHead

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    Here it is... before Antennagate, Bendgate, etc. there was Applegate! :D

    LOL seriously, I love this community and all the support you guys have given me in the past with my eMac/iBook G4...

    This pic taken from my hackintosh C2Q 3.0 GHz running Yosemite in a MDD G4 case for nostalgia.
     

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  2. ptdebate macrumors 6502

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    Hey, your hackintosh sounds really cool! Have you yet posted a description of how you did it? I'd love to see pictures! :D
     
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    Nice! I don't NEED a new computer as of now, but I really want to build a Hackintosh some day. I have some questions to ask you, now that I have finally gotten ahold of someone who has done the G4-Hackintosh case mod! How did you build yours? I am aware that, first of all, you need to create custom risers/mounts for the motherboard, wire the new components to the original power button, and put a new fan in place of the old one (that main one that's attached to a whole bracket). And perhaps an extra fan somewhere in the case---I commonly see two configurations: A hole cut in the bottom of the casing, or a hole cut in the side of the casing (at the back of the G4).

    Other than maybe cutting the hole larger for the new power supply, I am not sure of the best way to go about this. What was the most difficult part for you? I think it would be cool to have a Hackintosh in a miniature case, but I may consider putting one in a G4 case.

    The PPC community will always be here to help---we all like answering people's questions, giving advice, etc. Would you mind showing some pictures of your machine w/ some explanation on how you built it? ;)
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Dude, that's Witherspoon. This is Applegate
     

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    I'd like to see pics of your hackintosh as well.
     
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    They changed the logo to show the right way up with the lid open on the PowerBook G4 Titanium.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Witherspoon indeed. I remember the movie well.

    It looks properly upside down in that screenshot to me.

    There were a lot of iBooks and Lombards/Pismos both on TV and in the movies back in those days...the upside down Apple was always distinctive.
     
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    It became obvious when they lit the logo on the PowerBook G3. The story I heard had the product placement guys taking it to Steve, who decided to change it.

    Most laptop lids at that time were slabs of plastic, no big manufacturer logos, maybe a discreet model name a corner that showed right way up for the user. Most of the PC manufacturers copied the Apple big logo approach within a couple of years, well other than IBM...
     
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    I remember watching Everybody Loves Raymond and noticing Ray sitting on his couch using a G3 with the big, glowing upside down logo(I think everything after the Wallstreet had the translucent, glowing logo).

    As a heterosexual, currently single, male I can honestly claim to have never watched Sex in the City :) , but I understand that one of the characters on there had a Wallstreet/Lombard/Pismo where the upside down Apple was quite prominent.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Ditto.

    First one I recall seeing was in The West Wing. Toby had PowerBook G3. Think it changed to a TiBook in later series. I would go check, but them I'll end up watching it all again!
     
  11. 76ShovelHead thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if I can call it complete, since it's missing the back lol.. It's still a work in progress, looks best from the front/sides haha :cool:

    Anyways, I tried following some guides on the process, mainly I had to figure how hack back off, mount the board and dremel off the cd rom supports to make it fit. One guy I followed has removed the original PSU and implanted a new one in its shell to retain the function and power..

    I wish I could have figured a way to keep the original backplate in tact, next time around I might try to run extensions and glue them to the back haha. I could see it working, but then having even more alignment issues especially with the expansion slots being at the top.. Its definitely not the most stable mod and wish I had went with an older G4 with a more traditional back panel..
     

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