Some idiot at my work place wanted to remove the drives from about 20 old G4 powerbooks, but could not find a small enough torx key. He ended up using a big screw driver to twist the cases open and removed the drives.

Now I have this huge pile of old powerbooks which will probably be thrown in the trash.

My first idea is to try to see if I could build a "vcr" out of them. I have an extra eye-tv license and a tv-stick.

I don't have any special modding experience, though I've built countless pc's and gone as far as soldering CPU's to enable features I need. However for something like a case mod I don't know if I would have the patience, tools or skills. So basically I'd need to figure out a very simple and easy way to get the box together.

Any ideas?