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After a lot of search, I finally found and bought two from ebay. can't wait to try them.
sata power and data backplate .

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For those who have no black Apple connectors. ;)

Edit 09/09/08 : small probl. There are male connectors. Have found female connectors, well hope there are, will see upon arrival.

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I have not yet connect the G5 Laing pump. But have found this picture . You can see that the external is black (neutral) and the second beside is yellow thus 12 V . I guess the third has to be RPM and the fourth or 12V or black. I would test first just the two external wires; black and yellow and if nothing happens then the fourth with 12 V and if necessary with black.
If someone has already done this, lease report it . I will give a try tomorrow. First prepare some wires to connect the pump to a molex plug.

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Have connected the fourth (black) and third yellow 12V) wires. It works because the pump become warm but I heard no noise. Is this pump so still ? Have to connect to the liquid circuit to see if it is actually working.

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Concerning the Apple black plate for sata connections in the Mac Pro. Do not buy thisPosted Image

or this Posted Image
because when they say female connectors, they are talking about the plug for the mobo, not the connections for the HDD's.

But this is what could do the job :

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For those who are interessed in the Apple sata power connection :

If you take a colored sata power cable, the yellow will be on the 90° side of the plug and then black, red, black.

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If you use a cable converter sata power plug to molex plug, you will see that the yellow cable is straight connected and the others are crossed because on the side of the molex, there are yellow, black, black, red.

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The Apple sata power is organised like a cable converter sata power plug to molex plug.
So yellow, black, red, black on the Sata HDD side and
yellow, black, black, red on the Mobo side.

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Top of pix, sata HDD side : yellow, black, red, black
Bottom of the pix, 4 pins Mobo side : yellow, black, black, red
The labelled wire is the yellow/12V.

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if you want challenge stick a hackintosh with core2duo cpu into a g4 powermac cube, and make it all work.


It's quite easily doable now because of this >>>>>> http://www.mini-box....ITX-Motherboard

You may have to rearrange some things, but its quite possible.

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Thanks for the link and for reading the thread through.
In fact some years ago, five or more, my sons were playing Counter Strike and the yongest bought a shuttle PC with his Lan Party prizes and I started to fantasize to rebuild a Cube inside the Shuttle case. I still have one working Cube and parts to complete two others. Now that the Intel Proc are used inside the Macs, I am thinking about a HackingCube. But finish this Hack first, lot of work to do...But I will later build a HackingCube.

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For those who are interessed in the Apple sata power connection :

If you take a colored sata power cable, the yellow will be on the 90° side of the plug and then black, red, black.

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If you use a cable converter sata power plug to molex plug, you will see that the yellow cable is straight connected and the others are crossed because on the side of the molex, there are yellow, black, black, red.

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The Apple sata power is organised like a cable converter sata power plug to molex plug. The labelled wire is the yellow-12V

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Oh Ok, So I think I know what you mean

So A regular Sata Cable is Yellow. Black. Red. Black.
And a Sata Cable to Molex would be Yellow. Black. Black. Red.
And A Apple Sata would be the same as the molex converter Yellow. Black. Black. Red.

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You nearly got it amantheboy :

"Oh Ok, So I think I know what you mean

So A regular Sata Cable is Yellow. Black. Red. Black." At the Sata side
"And a Sata Cable to Molex would be Yellow. Black. Black. Red." At the Molex side

"And A Apple Sata would be the same as the molex converter Yellow. Black. Black. Red."

At the 4 pins Mobo side
and Yellow. Black. Red. Black at the Sata side

I will upload another pix with the wires close from each other so it easier to see the difference. ;)

Edit : here is the pix :

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As you see, it does not matter Apple or Original Sata or mod Sata cable, the connections should be always :

Yellow, Black, Black, Red on the molex side and

Yellow, Black, Red, Black on the Sata side.


I edit the previous pix :


The Apple sata power is organised like a cable converter sata power plug to molex plug.
So yellow, black, red, black on the Sata HDD side and
yellow, black, black, red on the Mobo plug side.

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Top of pix, sata HDD side : yellow, black, red, black
Bottom of the pix, 4 pins Mobo side : yellow, black, black, red
The labelled wire is the yellow/12V.

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k got it! thank you diagram soon.

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k got it! thank you diagram soon.


OKidiki . Thanks a lot.

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the only thing i dont like is how the G4 door(obv) doesnt cover the entire opening. leaving the top shelf and the corners visible. take the original G5 door. cut a hole in it the size of the G4 door. put them toogether. and make it motorize out. that. would be an amazing mod.


I heard you HacOSXuser, I am cutting a hole inside the G5 door of the size of the Apple logo and will insert a piece of acrylic panel, maybe coming a little bit on the outside as the G4 door was not flat but a little convexe; and the original door will be attached to the mobo plate, they will then move together.

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god that would look so good
cant wait to see it but dont rush
time will make it perfect.

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No worries, it will take what it takes but it will be done.
In the meantime, some on going pix:

From where we ended :

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we are going to here :
just sprayed a chrome watercolored paint onto the acrylic panel

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view from the inside, showing the attached opening system frame :

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and to here :
3 days to draw the apple logo onto the original G5 door, first centered with the apple on the door and then with the 3 D apple inside :

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because this one is in the middle of the mobo tray :

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Cutting has started, already used three blades, have to buy some more on monday...

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Bought a set of ten blades. Half way on the cutting. Hope to finish for Christmas with the apple logo in acrylic panel cut . Hope to install the acrylic in the door hole before next year. :D

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Very Nice B. It is coming out nicely.

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Very Nice B. It is coming out nicely.


Thanks amantheboy. Have you seen the pix of the fans mobo plug ? Was difficult to photograph.

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Looks damn good... do your thing man!!

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Looks damn good... do your thing man!!


Thanks man. Kind of break now. Too much work for the end of year. But the half right of the door is completely cut now all the way through. Still the left side to go. Will then show some pix with the opening in the door.

Forgot to say that I got my Chrissy gift : the tools to bend and cut copper tubes which will replace the plastic ones from my LCS .

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I Really like this. You spent alot of time on it!





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