What to do

Posted by: voidwarranty

What to do - 10/30/05 07:16 AM

i recently came into the posession of a g3 imac 400 dv. it is just the logic board, dvd drive, and the case and i want to make my 1st mac something kinda special. Now im a complete mac noob so please excuse anything i get wrong here. I was thinking about throwing a lcd monitor at it and doing an ATX psu conversion. One thing im confused about is the cable from the mobo to the HDD and DVD, it didnt come with any and it certainly aint a normal ide cable. Is there any special cable i need to buy for it? I dug up an old scuzzy cable and that seems to fit, is this all i need? Anyone got any ideas on anything special i could do or make out of this machine?
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:What to do - 10/30/05 10:05 AM

The IDE cable is nothing to worrie about. It has a bigger connecter because the CD-ROM/DVD drives that was made for it uses the IDE controllor to power it with 5 volts. The cable looks like


You can easily modify that SCSI cable. One side connects to the logicboard, center connecter goes to the CD-ROM/DVD and take a 40pin connector from a IDE cable and strip off a few wires from the SCSI cable and make it into IDE for the HD.

Post edited by: TCPMeta, at: 2005/10/30 10:07

Post edited by: TCPMeta, at: 2005/10/30 10:09