G3 ibook mod?

Posted by: macmellen

G3 ibook mod? - 05/04/07 08:00 PM

is it very likely that i will be able to use a 12" ibook g3 700mhz as a barebook and find another logicboard to fit in it?
Posted by: mordaskyt

Re: G3 ibook mod? - 05/06/07 04:05 AM

Most likely only another G3 will fit, so you could go to 800 or 900 G3 but not to a G4. The board must also be from the same size, the 12 and 14 boards are not interchangeable.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: G3 ibook mod? - 05/06/07 01:28 PM

I don't reckon it would be too hard to get a G4 board in there. You might need a few extra cables for the drives, and maybe the power and speaker cables are a little different, but otherwise, the video connection is the same so its not impossibe. The dimensions and shapes are very similar. I guess the heat sink might be tricky.
Posted by: macmellen

Re: G3 ibook mod? - 05/07/07 10:33 AM

what about a 12 inch powerbook logicboard?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: G3 ibook mod? - 05/07/07 12:44 PM

Same video connections I think (you can certainly swap the panels with iBooks), but the shape will be wrong, and it will be much harder to line everything up.