Loc: Florida, USA
My MacBook Pro 5,5 has finally gotten badly hurt the other day. Water got spilled on the keyboard. Not so much a huge loss since the battery doesn't hold a charge, half of the keyboard was dead and you have to play with the charger to work right. So I am going to turn it into a all-in-one desktop. I would love to toss it into the iMac G5 case I have sitting in the corner but the LCD isn't big enough but I do have some acrylic sheets that I kept from dismantling LCD screens.
So far I found the pads to make the motherboard turn on so I just need to wire up a Mon-SPST switch. I took apart the dead battery to find the pinout so I can power devices from the charger or maybe even build a new battery from scratch and make the thing portable or use it for a UPS. Reuse the keyboard backlighting to light up the case. Add a fan to suck in cool air to help out the main blower fan. I'm too scared to take apart the LCD since I would need a heat gun to remove the LCD panel glass to get to the LCD panel. However I found a old touch screen diffuser that fits the LCD so all I would need is a controller for it that only costs about 30 bucks. Basiclly in all the system will be sandwitched between two acrylic panels with some mesh or wood in between.
Loc: Florida, USA
I'm on a week long vacation.
I went ahead and took the LCD apart. Tomorrow i'll start slapping the case together. Hoprfully I can use some window cleaner and a razor blade to remove the reflection crap off one of the sheets of acrylic with out scratching it up.
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