Yeah you can, ask fellow MacModder, Shadowboxer47. Lol, I hope he isnt pissed off I let that come to light. Maybe he will post his burn mark and dead logic board under mod injuries. :pinch: -maestro
heh heh, Yeah, I'm experimenting with a power supply too. At the moment, it's uncovered. I recently received a shock with the thing. Not only did it fry my logic board, but my hand cramped for an hour. There's a lot of power in those capacitors and if youíre not careful, it can be potentially fatal. (There is a plus sideóyou learn all new sorts of profanity if you get shocked and your heart doesnít give out)
Iím doing something similar with a G5 case as well. Logically, I would recommend doing what Iím going to do (no surprise!): build a new PS case that suites you. It only requires a little bit of money and some knowhow.
I know about the inherit magnetic properties of a power supply, but this is only a probable danger if you strip it down to the silicon and leave the pieces in side the case and running without any protection. Since you have a brain stem, youíre not going to do that.
Step 1, choose a material to build your custom case. I donít care what it is and youíll see why in just a moment. While you're doing this, build and design your case.
Step 2, stick the PS into the case and put it all together. Donít let it touch anything conductiveólike your hand or metalówhen mounted or in the installation process. It will make a fabulous light show and a wonderful smell, but youíll have nothing but a lot of wasted material when itís all over. Really, itís not that difficult if you are careful.
Step 3, buy some of this and wrap the PS case in it.
Step 4: Profit!
Oh, and just an FYI--I'm not responsible if you kill yourself
How about using a DC to DC converter. Plug in 12v and get -5v out. All the ones I could find that would output -5v were multiple voltage outputs, but just use what you need. You'll need about 300mA I found some at http://www.v-infinity.com/ that handle 500mA. Just to be safe, go high.
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