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  1. 61mg73

    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    Running a bit slow , had to have some work done on my hand and had to suspend work on this project for a bit ... @Greatwoolf : dimensions are , left to right across the port end is 8 7/8 or 226mm approx Port end to opposite side is 6 7/8 or 174mm approx.
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    Getting a hard drive light incorporated in this build took a bit of thought . I guess I could have just glued a LED into the little hole for the ‘programmers button’ but I wanted to use that for a reset button . So I ended up boring out the original reset button so an LED would fit inside and...
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    Almost got lucky ….. My measurements were right and there’s no interference between the motherboard and any part of the case insides . But there is interference between the power supply 24 pin wires and the edge of the DVD drive enclosure . It’s able to be circumvented by rerouting the wires...
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    In the process of installing the Laser Hive kit , you’ve got to cut out the pillar between the expansion slots and the back ports . Easy enough with a Dremel and reinforced cutoff wheel , but you end up with 2 holes . The upper one is concealed pretty well by the replacement plastic , but the...
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    It appears I’ve got a defective motherboard , won’t power up . Not the power supply connections or power jumper , so RMA’d it and have an H110M-M.2 on the way , allegedly to arrive sometime today . Made some minor alterations to the DVD drive to enable opening and closing the tray from the...
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    Some more thoughts as to what’s (hopefully) going to happen on the insides. 1: Working front panel power, reset, and DVD eject. Modifications based on minihack’s tutorial. A functioning HDD activity light would be nice, as would a DVD activity light (though that’s not really necessary). I’ve...
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    some old guy's g4 Quicksilver

    So…about 18 months back , I was gifted a G4 Quicksilver . A complete machine with a very toasted power supply. Guess I could have gotten another psu, but who knows what else was bad. Which means it’s time for another case mod. It’s been quite a while, so I guess I’m due. Here are the...
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    Minihack Mirror Drive Door G4 project

    Excellent!!!! Making that laser cutter earn its' keep with that back panel .
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    Looks Good , Who'll know it's not factory? Can't wait to get back to work on my cube !
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    some old guy's G5

    Here's the stuff I used , Got it in a local AutoZone . Its not an exact match , but if you carefully mask off the back up to the seams that are underneath the handles , you can get away with it as the seams are in the back and in a shadow area and aren't that visible. Don't know how much good...
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    Neil .... much apologies for the delay in replying , been held hostage by the medical profession for the last few weeks . The stuff I used was Rustoleum auto touch up paint in 'Wimbledon White' the can # is ATU 5007 . Got it in AutoZone. Its not a match, its actually a sorta white with a bit...
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    A clear Cube with a few differences.....

    Re: Yep, another Cube! Great build !!!! That laser cutter has to be an amazing R&D tool!!! Been away for a while . life got in the way of hacks , glad you picked up on your passive cooling concept .
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    A clear Cube with a few differences.....

    Re: Yep, another Cube! That's GREAT !!! Even if it is just a trial run . To get that kind of fit and finish without hours of drilling and polishing is amazing . Any problems removing the plugs from the holes , or are they free standing after cutting and just fall out ? What a great toy ( Just...
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    Right now it's just gravity that keeps them in place . I'll probably adjust their vertical position downward some before final assembly . Once I'm totally happy with where they sit , the plan is to tale a piece of aluminum and make a bracket that will fit into one of the slots and screw into the...
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    Got the hard drive carrier made . Mounted 2 pieces of acrylic with slots cut into them onto the sides of the heatsink . Glued 2 pieces of acrylic into the bottom of the slots to act as stops . After determining where I wanted the hard drives to be positioned , I drilled and tapped 2 holes on...
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    A clear Cube with a few differences.....

    Re: Yep, another Cube! How great is that?!?!?!!! I feel a serious case of gear envy coming on ..... Does it cut aluminum as well as plywood/plastic , how thick will it cut? What software are you going to use to generate your patterns ( I'm assuming it needs STL files )?
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    A clear Cube with a few differences.....

    Re: Yep, another Cube! It must be a disease going around ... don't forget to post pix ( of both the build and the laser cutter so we can be jealous)
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    Got the surgery done on the case bottom . My goal in doing this was to deal with the vacant port openings and neaten things up a bit . I cut out a rectangular opening in the baseplate which included all the port openings . I then cut out a piece to fit the opening from some steel sheet I picked...
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    20" Lampshade iMac G4 running Lion via Sandy Bridge ECX mobo

    Re: 20" iMac G4 running Lion via Sandy Bridge ECX board That has to be IMHO the smoothest hack on this site . Where I used to work there was one of these . Always wanted to get my hands on it to pull it apart and see what's inside . Glad someone did , and figured out how to make it better .
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    Some old guy's Mac Cube

    You really can't just leave the push button as there is no push button as such . Its a capacitive proximity switch that senses the presence of your finger through the case top. What appears to be a white button is actually the diffuser for the power led . It doesn't move . The whole thing is...
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