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  1. ersterhernd

    A1181 Bluetooth USB Stick

    I recently embarked upon a fun little project to re-purpose a couple of older USB WiFi sticks into Apple A1181 Bluetooth Sticks. The WiFi sticks weren't being used anymore and I had a couple of extra Apple BT modules in the closet, so I grabbed my dremel tool and soldering iron and set to work...
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    A Tale of Two iMacs

    Introduction This story began on Christmas Day. We had the family over to our place for turkey dinner, and my iMac G5 A1076 build was purring away on the kitchen island. I had completed it about 6 weeks earlier and the system was running like a top. It is linked here. My dad and my...
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    Another Apple Startup Chime Solution

    Hi Everyone, I've recently worked out a simple solution for the Apple Startup Chime. Its installed in three completed iMac G5 A1076 projects that I've done for myself and other family members over the last 2 months. There are other methods of doing this, I'm sure, but this was an...
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    iMac iSight Model Power Supply Unleashed

    Introduction With the growing interest in iMac G5 builds appearing on this forum (which is great to see!) I thought I would take the time to post some info which may prove helpful for upcoming mods. It comes as a result of some research and testing which in all honesty I wish I could've...
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    Apple Wired Aluminum Keyboard Repair

    I have several of the thin aluminum wired keyboards here, the long ones with the number pad. A couple of weeks ago, one of them started acting up. It turned out that it lost the Q W E R TAB and LEFT SHIFT keys altogether and at the same time. Nothing had spilled on it, nor had it been...
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    Ersterhernds iMac G5 20 Inch A1076 Project

    Introduction This project began like several others have; while browsing the computer section of Craigslist. A local ad was posted for a mint condition 20" iMac. It was only about a mile from here, so I went over to take a look. The computer turned out to be exactly as described. It was...
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    Ersterhernds iMac G5 (iSight 20 A1145) Project

    Hello Everyone, I'm currently in a 6-week recovery from minor abdominal surgery, so in my off-time decided to embark upon yet another iMac mod to fill in my time of physical immobility. This project is an A1145 20" 2.1GHz G5 iSight model that I acquired off Craigslist in working condition...
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    Ersterhernds iMac G5 (iSight 17) Project

    A Little History Hello everyone, first a brief introduction to my iMac G5 iSight 17". I rescued it off Craigslist last year for free by answering a local ad as shown below. As advertised, it didn't work because there was no image on the screen. The backlights came on just fine, however, so...
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    An Amazing Find for My Next Project -- iMac G4 20"

    Hi everyone, I found something yesterday that I've been searching out for the better part of a year. Its a 1.25Ghz 20" iMac G4. The Craigslist Ad is shown below. I know there's plenty of these on eBay, but the 'try before you buy' element of a purchase like this is imperatively important to...
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    Haswell NUC technical specs

    Intel has released the Technical Product Specification for the new NUC's. http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23089/eng/D54250WYB_D34010WYB_TechProdSpec01.pdf Looks interesting. Ersterhernd
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    Ersterhernds iMac G4 'NUCiMac'

    I've just completed my latest project, in which I modded an 800mhz iMac G4 17" (circa 2002) with an intel NUC DC3217IYE. The project turned out great, and works terrific in early testing. Here are a few photos of the finished work. Special thanks to the Dremel Junkie, JBerg44 for his...
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    Ersterhernd's NUCiMac G4

    Hello Everyone, There's one build that I've been wanting to attempt for some time now, I've just been too intimidated to begin. This is (to date) the least posted forum in the case mods section; and if you've ever looked at the iMac G4 mods, they look extremely complex. I always loved the...
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    Ersterhernds G4 Cube PSU NUC DC3217IYE

    I haven't posted a posted in Completed Builds for some time, but wanted to quickly showcase this little project with a few finished photos. It features an Intel NUC system inserted into a G4 Cube Power Supply shell. The system is powered by an i3-3217u processor and performs beautifully and...
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    G4 Cube PSU Re-Stuffed

    Another Cube project, this time WITHOUT the Cube! The build will utilize Intel's new NUC i3 motherboard encased in a G4 Cube power supply. The goodies are purchased and the build is just beginning. Special thanks to Minihack for inspiring this idea. It will feature Apple Wifi and Bluetooth...
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    G5 Ambient Temperature Sensors

    I have been trying to get two ambient temp sensors working from a 2005 G5. So far no luck. They are: http://www.welovemacs.com/8201516a.html and http://www.welovemacs.com/9226559.html I've tried all different wiring configurations that are possible as far as I can see, all...
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    Ersterhernds i7 Cube Build Guide

    I liked Mike7060's guide so much that I decided to do one myself for my latest project. Thanks Mike and hope this helps out others looking to tackle a Cube! http://pmg5.dozuki.com/Guide/i7-3770S+Power+Mac+G4+Cube/2/1 Regards, Ersterhernd
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    Cube to the MAX!

    Hi everyone, my third Cube build is officially on order. I'm calling it 'Cube to the MAX!' because at this point in time, I think its final product will be about as fast as a G4 Cube could possibly be built to operate within the confines of it's tiny shell. To be truthful, I don't even know for...
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    Finished my second G4 Cube

    My retired parents came over for a visit and tried out my first G4 Cube. Mom absolutely loved it! She said she wanted one just like it, so I got really lucky and found an 8/10 Cube just listed on Craigslist complete with the cube USB speakers, Studio Display, mouse and KB all original. The...
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    WOL with the DQ77KB

    Has anyone got Wake on Lan to work (from S5 power off) with OSX on their DQ77KB? I've tried everything I can think of, but no go. I'd like to be able to turn the Cube on with my iPhone like I do my G5's. Comments? Thanks...
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    DQ77KB Custom Solutions Header

    I had a surprise today when I tried to connect a regular single pin connector to the Custom Solutions header on the DQ77KB. The connector was sloppy, as the pins on this header are smaller. I've never seen this before. Fortunately I found a regular pin elsewhere to connect to. Is this...
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