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iMac G3 Mod

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Hi,

before my mirror door PowerMac g4 mod, I had a iMac G3 that I did a mod on.
basically converted a iMac G3 into a TFT monitor. managed to relocate the buttons to where the USB ports should be.
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Incredible, I had a G3 a few months ago I wanted to do a similar mod on, but I couldn't manage to remove the CRT. Was it as easy as just stripping the machine, finding a flat panel that fit, and mounting it with the motherboard hidden behind? (Do you have more pictures? I love pictures...)
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte H87M- H3D
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3.2Ghz Core i5 Quad Haswell
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nVidia GTX 650
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MacBook Pro
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Classic, iMac, Power Mac
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iOS
Incredible, I had a G3 a few months ago I wanted to do a similar mod on, but I couldn't manage to remove the CRT. Was it as easy as just stripping the machine, finding a flat panel that fit, and mounting it with the motherboard hidden behind? (Do you have more pictures? I love pictures...)
Yes was easy removing CRT - did it as a whole and took it to the tip.
TheLCD screen is a Dell 15" with the outer bezel removed and the button panel relocated to the side of the iMac where you'd normally find the USB ports etc.
 
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Gigabyte H87M- H3D
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3.2Ghz Core i5 Quad Haswell
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nVidia GTX 650
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MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Classic, iMac, Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Finally converted the iMac into a standalone machine- just like it should be. Inside is. Intel Core i5 quad 3.2ghz chip, 512 SSD, 8gb ram, Nvidia 650 Ti 1gb graphics card - dedicated, full PSU and a Dell 15" TFT flat screen. It's not finished yet - got lots of tyding up to do - also it's currently running Win 10 Pro 64 - but will fully Hackintosh once it's cleaned up.
 

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I'm about to do the same thing! I'll be running a LattePanda Alpha inside the iMac, and I have the same Dell, E157FP monitor as well! Question though: Knowing I'll be using an ATX PSU for everything, how did you rig the monitor to draw power from the PSU??
 
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