iMac G3 Mod

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    May 26, 2014 at 9:54 PM #1
    iCan-Mac

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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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    May 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM #2
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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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    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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    The best part of that mod is how light it is after taking out the CRT loloolol
    Looking good though
     
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    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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