Well i've been looking into this for some time now and finally found a way to install a Cold Cathode Kit into my PowerMac G5 desktop. I always thought the G5 would have GREAT looks if it were lit up from the inside! SO I FINALLY DID IT!!
i purchased a 12" dual Cold Cathode Kit from ebay for about 8$
I installed them the day I got them and I've been smiling about it ever since!!
Well, here are the pictures, Enjoy! Give Me Some Feedback, What you think about the Mod! Questions, Comments
I just installed some 4" duals again, they light up the rest of the G5, i put one above the CD drive cuz it was looking a bit dark there.. lol.. so i will get more pictures if you guys would like some, i love this Neon mod!!
and yea, Protocol i was a step ahead of you, 2 days ago i installed 2 - 4" neons and in the perfect spots, looks much better!! I still have the 12" tubes in there but in these next shots i have those ones turned off!!
G5's and Mac Pro's are the only systems that look good lit up IMO. Nice work!
I agree man, they are the better Macs to light up cuz of the case design, and the fact that i can pull the side panel off and light up the inside and it is still fully functional and pretty slick looking.
I think now, it looks so much better with the 4" neon addition i made, hope you guys like it! =D
Yea, i actually thought about doing something to the underside, i thought of putting the 12" neon thats in the front, underneath the case, but then i though it would be cooler and look better if i used the EL wiring and go around the base of it.
I honestly that about that one, lol, i am currently modding another mac.... SHH.. surprise, but i was going to get ultraviolet "blacklight" ones for it, lol.. but eh, i think the blue goes well with my setup in my room.
But i would like to do a bit more to this, i'm thinking of taking out the 12" kit... i only need the 4" really.. although the 4" doesnt light up the inside as much when the side panel is off, it still does a nice glowing job.
Loc: Florida, USA
What about getting some small ultraviolet "blacklight" LEDs and hide them in the dark spots and get some of the UV paint and paint a few things a white tint so it will light up blue. Like making the G5 on the heatsink blue.
Just an update, i'm taking out the 12" tubes which are "ultra bright blue" so they are slightly different shade blue than the 4" ones, and i'm replacing them with 2 more 4" Neons.. if the 12" ones will work for my buddies G3 mod.
I took out the 12" neon tubes, so now all i have is the 2 4" tubes, it looks nice tho!! I'm going to install an LED Fan next to my graphics card, so that will brighten up the center a bit more. but, overall, always satisfied, still loving it! =D
Its a MacBook, white, with a Speck Clear Case, its really nice, keeps it from getting dinged up and from getting stratches, not to mention i have an invisibleSHIELD (http://www.shieldzone.com) on it which keeps from scratches.
To YOUR SURPRISE, I've actually purchase (http://www.shieldzone.com) an INVISIBLEshield to safe guard my laptop's outer shell and the palm rest on the keyboard.
So as for those darker spots, its because the shell is sticking to that invisibleshield, it kinda has a grip to it if you can catch what I mean.
BTW, the INVISIBLEshield is a GREAT product, I have it on my iPod, my Razr, and my Macbook, it adds great protection and it keeps for minor and major scratches. I would recommend to a newly purchased macbook (mainly white).
If you notice on the palm rest, its discolored, well thats NOT on my macbook its actualy on the shield itself, so if i peeled it off it would be SPANKING WHITE!! I got the shield a week after i got the laptop so there is almost NO scratches on my macbook, not to mention i got the red case a little after that so everything is in tact and is like brand new!!
INVISIBLEshield has a LIFETIME warranty so if it gets too dirty, i take it off and send it back and they send me a replacement FREE! =D
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