Ideas? Dual 867 MHz G4 MDD + Dual 2.5 GHz G5

Posted by: jlcNsf

Ideas? Dual 867 MHz G4 MDD + Dual 2.5 GHz G5 - 08/17/09 09:35 PM

Hi all - just thought I'd toss out a request for possible suggestions for:

1. G4 MDD Dual 867 MHz w/ a dead power supply
2. G5 Dual 2.5 GHz w/ a faulty logic board

I want to use as little additional parts as possible... and see what I can come up with. Suggestions? Thanks

J
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Ideas? Dual 867 MHz G4 MDD + Dual 2.5 GHz G5 - 09/01/09 09:45 AM

I would just go buy a new logic board for the G5 and call it a done deal.

As for the power supply on the MDD you can buy a cheap-o ATX power supply and repin it. For the special 24volt lead you can use ether a power regulator or use a A/C to D/C wall adapter.

If you're low on funds you can merge the two systems together like using the power supply from the G5 and maybe buy a second hand PCI SATA card and use the hard drive/s as well.
Posted by: Oelmuvun

Re: Ideas? Dual 867 MHz G4 MDD + Dual 2.5 GHz G5 - 09/02/09 08:57 PM

Remember that if you cannot find a decently priced second hand SATA card then you can also flash your own on the cheap.

Whatever you do wrt fixing/merging the systems, be sure to keep us updated on the progress. smile