This are the cables Im making:
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...and the cable in place:
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They're about 70cm long, all-covered with black nylon braided sleeve, with the apple 18 pin connector in one end and standard ATX firewire, audio, USB, power button and led connectors in the other.
Each cable is tested before shipping. If your motherboard doesnt have on-board firewire (AKA IEEE 1394) ask me to include a ground jumper (it doesnt cost extra money). You'll need this jumper for the cable to work properly.
Z68 and Z77 Gigabyte boards will need an Audio Jumper to activate the front audio connector. Users with these boards please request it (it wont be included if you dont).
They cost 25€ a piece + 5€ for traceable shipping (30€ total). Cables are shipped from Spain.
I accept Paypal or international bank transfer. Please make sure you add your shipping address and your InsanelyMac's nickname with your payment.
If you want one drop me a message here in the forum! Alternatively, you can contact me through my blog. There I also host pictures of some of my mods, useful links, etc
The cable is compatible with this front panel board (present in all G5 models except the "Late 2005" G5):
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Apple 922-5979, 630-4805, 820-1560. PowerMac G5 Front Panel Board
Make sure you have a similar one (there are a few more serial numbers for the same board). An easy way to check without taking the board out is to look for the 18 pin connector on the board (black square conector on the right of the picture). This connector is visible without the need of removing the board.
The solution for those who have the "Late 2005 G5" cases and want to use this cable would be to replace the front panel board with one from an earlier G5 model. It fits perfectly as the case's holes for the ports and screws are the same.
Once you extract the front panel board on the late 2005 G5 you'll end up with this (photo by rekd):
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You'll need to unscrew those two tabs/inserts, and then the old model board will fit perfectly. The G5 front board replacement (Apple 922-5979, 630-4805, 820-1560) can be puchased at ebay or some other online shops.
Edited by BlackCH, 13 May 2013 - 10:22 AM.