This is going to be my worklog thread for the modifications on my iBook G4 so far. So far the plans are:
RIT Dyed Black Everything (But Top Lid) Fiber Optic Backlit Keyboard (Ported to G4) Clear Lid (Ported to G4) Integrated Bluetooth (1.2Ghz No Internal Bluetooth... :/) Integrated IR Sensor (Front Left Corner) Integrated IR Sensor Bar (In Top Lid.. for? You guessed it.. Wiimote IR Cursor) Backlit ports (Preferably Red... Same color as backlit keyboard.) Backlit Speakers MCE DL-DVD+-R Drive Installation (Not quite a mod. But a planned upgrade) It's already maxed in RAM, and I'm looking to get the largest PATA drive I can find for it.
I've already considered the detrimental effect on battery life these mods will have, thats perfectly fine as I'll have my MacBook for my main traveling machine soon. Plus I've got two batteries
Upside down, flash.
Bottom, No flash.
Side View, LED.
Mod Process Pictures: It's important to clean the parts you're dying. The oils from fingerprints and dirt can repel the dye/water.
Find a pan that will fit the case, with a bit of extra room. Also, if I can recommend.. Stainless steel. The name pretty much gives away why. You won't have a purple/red/blue/brown stained pan when you're done.
My good old pan, filled with about a bit less than a gallon of water. Boiling it up. And some friendly RIT dye!
I had to post a picture of this because it looked awesome. Pre-Stirring after putting the dye in the pan.
I'm meeeeeeeeeeeeeelting! (Bottom case is submerged. I think you can see it a little.) Shiny New Bottom Cover Dyed (Correctly):
Fun Update (Sarcasm...): One thing you should never do while modding, is assume. I assumed that the battery connector for the iBG4 14' and iBG4 12' were the same. Soldered the wires in matching order. What I didn't realize is that since the battery connector on the 12' flips, the order does too. Ruined the on-board power supply, and thus killing the logic. New one is in the mail.
The screen from this computer was used to revive a PBG4, so this project will continue under the 14' model. Besides, there are reports of 14's hitting 1.53Ghz. Let the overclocking begin!
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.