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actually I didn´t make any notices when connecting it. because I needed anyway the cables (USB, Firewire,LAN) for the back, I bought short connections and cut them in two parts.

I stripped the isolations, plugged one part into the backpanel and checked the pins with the voltmeter. when I found the corresponding pin for the wire I soldered immediately the corresponding wire of the other part to that pin and double checked it afterwards.
that way I did it step by step to make sure that there are no mistakes ( what easily happens using a pinout plan).

soldering the firewire 800 was hell - I didn´t connect it directly.
I took an old IDE cable (the thin fine ones you usually find in an old mac) cut a piece of 3 cm and stripped the ends.
then I soldered the ends with a very fine tip using a magnifier. after that I procced the same way I did it with the other connections.

if the LAN connectors don´t give you a connection or a shortcut betwen some pins - don´t waste your time and cut them off as well. it seems that if you cut off the backpanel at the wrong place, the lan connectors have a shortcut somewhere on the pcb. I described an other easy solution for the LAN in this thread.

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Hi peach-os

Do you think it's possible to write a very quick guide on how you got snowleopard working on that mbo. Like what version of Chameleon and which kexts

Thanks

Rune

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Hi peach-os

Do you think it's possible to write a very quick guide on how you got snowleopard working on that mbo. Like what version of Chameleon and which kexts

Thanks

Rune


here we go http://www.insanelym...=0#entry1473731

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Thanks man

I'll try it out as soon as i get the time. I got a couple of Zeon 5620 for the test, I'll let you know how the Snow kitty likes them.

Rune

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shutdown now working

http://www.insanelym...=0#entry1473731

sleep is still to fix

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Wow, a very impressive G5 mod, one of the best I've seen as far as sticking to the original looks yet also packing some amazing hardware in there. Very nicely done.... Would love to see some more detailed pictures of how you connected the back panel up, that is amazing.

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unfortunately there are no more pictures of the backpanel

as I wrote in this post
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1467889
I did it step by step, testing the connections with the voltmeter and soldering it on the pcb immediately, except the
LAN.

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Understandable; thats how I did the front panel of mine, I never thought about doing the back panel that way using short cables though.

Time to start planning my next system.....

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Sorry for spam but what you've made me ;) !! What you've done is so amazing. Respect.

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thanks ;)

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Now after a year my experiences so far:

the built is up to date and still absolutely reliable. it´s working almost as a real mac pro except two things:

1.sleep is working a kind of
2.the geekbenches are a little bit better than comparing real mac´s :rolleyes:

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i have the same case
how did you sort out the front conections and also how did you get it off??
thanks in advance

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read here http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1456019

what do you mean with getting it off? the frontpanel itself? the wires?

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now I added a sata 3 controller for 16 euros for my new ssd

http://www.ebay.de/i...=item3f0f512c03

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as you can see......it rocks!

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