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Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474689 02/21/08 02:07 PM
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im currently on a Rev A iMac G5 lovely machine but old and out of warranty. Anyway i have a help request or more of a personal opinion
my fans have had it liturally driving me to the end of my teather and have had a sudden spark of idea's i want to take apart and modify my mac

1. build my own perspex case for everything but the screen, hard drive and disk drive
2. extend the connections from the screen, hard drive and disk drive (to be kept in the White iMac Case) while submerging the motherboard in mineral oil and removing the fans


that is the basic run down of my plan, but i need a professional opinion.. Is it possible?

honestly all i need is some diagrams of extending the wires, some help designing the case and some links that may help me.

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474690 02/21/08 04:05 PM
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i think the only difficult part is going to be the screen extension, but thats just not impossible by any means. I've never seen a mineral oil mac although it has crossed my mind several times to do one myself. I can't wait to see yours!

On a side note I sold my G5 iMac because the thing ran ridiculously hot all the time. The iMacs were/are great machines, but the G5 models were not equipped to handle the heat.

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474691 02/21/08 07:54 PM
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A few of these seem to be dying lately. They start running the fans all the time, then random shutdowns, then the die.
I reapplied thermal paste on one which was shutting down (console said due to overheat) twice but it still fails again after a while. Hopefully an oil bath will be enough.

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474692 02/21/08 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: "moorah"
extend the connections from the screen, hard drive and disk drive (to be kept in the White iMac Case) while submerging the motherboard in mineral oil and removing the fans


You know what would be sweet? There have been several mac fishtank mods, you could take one of those and fill it up with mineral oil with some backlighting and fake fish, etc, and put the G5 in the tank.

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474693 02/21/08 11:12 PM
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yeah the only problem is extending the cables, the rest i can do really

but any technical help would be amazing

will document with pics etc

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Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474695 02/22/08 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: "BigO"
Originally Posted By: "moorah"
extend the connections from the screen, hard drive and disk drive (to be kept in the White iMac Case) while submerging the motherboard in mineral oil and removing the fans


You know what would be sweet? There have been several mac fishtank mods, you could take one of those and fill it up with mineral oil with some backlighting and fake fish, etc, and put the G5 in the tank.


Or, genetically alter some fish to be able to survive in mineral oil!!!

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Originally Posted By: "soundmann18"
Or, genetically alter some fish to be able to survive in mineral oil!!!


Fish modding! Someone had better go register http://www.fishmod.com

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474697 02/22/08 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: "BigO"
Originally Posted By: "soundmann18"
Or, genetically alter some fish to be able to survive in mineral oil!!!


Fish modding! Someone had better go register http://www.fishmod.com


Then I'd have to register fshimod.com... >:D

Re: Old iMac needs opinions [Re: flyturkish] #474698 03/28/08 04:49 PM
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Ok so i got my case pricing 28 not bad! + 100 for my oil

Next i need some help extending wires... will any old wiring do with solder iron to extend or do i need some specific wires

Just the screen and the HD wires being extended

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