#204166 - 11/15/0404:48 PMLooking for magnetic iSight mount
Anyone out there have a magnetic mount for the iSight that they are not using? <br><br>I need one for my iMac G5, and I'll be damned if Apple thinks I'm going to shell out $30 for the new accessory kit just for a single piece of plastic.<br><br>I'll either trade for one of the unused mounts from the rev. A iSight, or I can PayPal you a reasonable amount for the magnetic mount and your shipping.<br><br>Thanks in advance.<br><br>
#204168 - 11/15/0406:25 PMRe: Looking for magnetic iSight mount
The iMac G5 is designed with this mount in mind, so I don't think it's something worth worrying about, but obviously I wouldn't be trying to stick the magnetic mount directly over the hard drive. Better safe than sorry.<br><br>
I used the sticky mount on the back of my imac initially but then I realized that the magnetic isight mount from apple is not magnetic itself..the magnet is actually built into the top of the imac...run a piece of metal over it and see for yourself. The solution? I just wrapped a thin piece of steel over the bottom of one of my existing isight mounts ( I peeled the steel off a large fridge magnet cover) and now I am able to use my isight on top of my imac with no problem. I painted the steel white with liquid paper so it is now almost invisible.<br><br>Getting the sticky mount of off the back of the imac was a chore though...thread didn't work, neither did dental floss..i ended up (carefully) using a swiss army penknife...it worked and no scratches either.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by globewriter on 02/21/05 03:27 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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