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Hello.

I love this design of imac g4.

but, my imac is already dead. so I tried mod of imac g4.

The results is successful.

Enjoy the rebirth imac g4!!

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I love it. What mother board is that?

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I love it. What mother board is that?



mobo:zotac ionitx n330 wifi 90w

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too late for me, I threw away mine 3 years ago :rolleyes:

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Dude, thats awesome. Now I wanna build one :)

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Ummm, Windows? :(

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Ummm, Windows? :(



yes, I can't find the methods of save imac g4 as mac.

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yes, I can't find the methods of save imac g4 as mac.


How did you wire up the LCD? I'm guessing you bought a standard desktop LCD that would fit in the casing.

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How did you wire up the LCD? I'm guessing you bought a standard desktop LCD that would fit in the casing.


I'm asking myself the same question :D

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Impossibly nice!

Would like to get a defect iMac G4, too... Would use the zotac atom 330 with 9400m graphics, too, but would install snow leopard on it (I think it's a MUST on this beautiful computer!)..

But how did you get this screen to work ?

Could you please write a full tutorial maybe ? Would be great!


That's a sweet mod, thumbs up!

Kind regards from Germany..

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How did you wire up the LCD? I'm guessing you bought a standard desktop LCD that would fit in the casing.


That methods is simple, and I recommend.

But my method is recycling original LCD pannel.

At first, I bought a proper AD board for original LCD pannel.






Impossibly nice!

Would like to get a defect iMac G4, too... Would use the zotac atom 330 with 9400m graphics, too, but would install snow leopard on it (I think it's a MUST on this beautiful computer!)..

But how did you get this screen to work ?

Could you please write a full tutorial maybe ? Would be great!


That's a sweet mod, thumbs up!

Kind regards from Germany..


The most hard process of this mod is to work LCD.

At first I got a proper AD board for original LCD pannel.

and then did extension LCD signal cable and inverter cable by soldering for passage into neck part.

Refer to my blog and ask again.

Good luck!

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That methods is simple, and I recommend.

But my method is recycling original LCD pannel.

At first, I bought a proper AD board for original LCD pannel.








The most hard process of this mod is to work LCD.

At first I got a proper AD board for original LCD pannel.

and then did extension LCD signal cable and inverter cable by soldering for passage into neck part.

Refer to my blog and ask again.

Good luck!


Holy cow you managed to get the original display working?!!! That is amazing!! People have been trying to work that out for years! Serious cudos!

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I must admit. I'm extremely impressed. I'm interested in doing one myself. However, it appears that this is a pc in mac clothing, correct?

If not, i'm definitely interested in modifying one so that I can run the most recent (hopefully snow leopard) OS on it. There has been chatter of putting the innards of a mac mini inside one of these. Has anyone here done this?

thanks in advance!

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i'm working hard to adapt G4 powermac case to invite a mini-itx motherboard.
as soon as possible I'll post my work.

I've a question: in the 2 lateral panels, which have the apple plastic logo, I found 2 metallic terminal (2x4cm) with a long wire. that wire arrives to the motherboard with the typical connector for the wifi.

but.. is is a very powerful wifi antenna? can I reuse it?

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I am trying to do the same thing with a G4 eMac. Maybe I can take 20 pounds off its weight.

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I must admit. I'm extremely impressed. I'm interested in doing one myself. However, it appears that this is a pc in mac clothing, correct?

If not, i'm definitely interested in modifying one so that I can run the most recent (hopefully snow leopard) OS on it. There has been chatter of putting the innards of a mac mini inside one of these. Has anyone here done this?

thanks in advance!


Yes, this is a pc in imac g4 clothing.

I think mac mini in imac g4 clothing is very difficult.

If wants to use snow leopard, I recommend hakintoshi method.




i'm working hard to adapt G4 powermac case to invite a mini-itx motherboard.
as soon as possible I'll post my work.

I've a question: in the 2 lateral panels, which have the apple plastic logo, I found 2 metallic terminal (2x4cm) with a long wire. that wire arrives to the motherboard with the typical connector for the wifi.

but.. is is a very powerful wifi antenna? can I reuse it?


I'm sorry I have no idea.

I think that is old fashioned and wifi component is not expensive.

I recommend replacing new one.

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Hello Mr.Blugray i have a question for you that i think every one here is most interested in what is the exact model. of the LCD controller and inverter kit and wiring setup in order to reuse the same LCD we would love to know this please respond or if anyone could let me know here's my email address str8805ballin@gmail.com i really want to order this for our computer lab project Go Green Recycle Your Screen Ive seen one that turns you LCD into a TV but that's not what I'm looking for although it would be nice to know some info.
Thank you very much sir and thread people for taking the time to read this.

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Hello Mr.Blugray i have a question for you that i think every one here is most interested in what is the exact model. of the LCD controller and inverter kit and wiring setup in order to reuse the same LCD we would love to know this please respond or if anyone could let me know here's my email address str8805ballin@gmail.com i really want to order this for our computer lab project Go Green Recycle Your Screen Ive seen one that turns you LCD into a TV but that's not what I'm looking for although it would be nice to know some info.
Thank you very much sir and thread people for taking the time to read this.



Recently there are many ADboard kits for recycling LCD.

I bought this ADboard kit in auction site in Korea.

I'll give you the auction site link, although little helpful to you.

http://itempage.auct...mp;frm=itempage

I recommend to find similar ADboard kits in ebay or else.

If you have any question, ask me again.

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Recently there are many ADboard kits for recycling LCD.

I bought this ADboard kit in auction site in Korea.

I'll give you the auction site link, although little helpful to you.

http://itempage.auct...mp;frm=itempage

I recommend to find similar ADboard kits in ebay or else.

If you have any question, ask me again.

Thank you very much Mr.Blugray for the reply ive been trying to create an account for the past hour but i cant read Korean but i do see the same one you have i will keep trying on ebay and hopefuly i will find the same one you have. if any one out their has any leads just leave a message or email me str8805ballin@gmail.com thank you very mucho Sr.Blugray por toda su' ayuda.

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Thank you very much Mr.Blugray for the reply ive been trying to create an account for the past hour but i cant read Korean but i do see the same one you have i will keep trying on ebay and hopefuly i will find the same one you have. if any one out their has any leads just leave a message or email me str8805ballin@gmail.com thank you very mucho Sr.Blugray por toda su' ayuda.



Additionally you'll need more signal cables & inverter cables for extension.





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