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Ira Aduro

Ira Aduro

Member Since 11 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 24 2014 03:31 AM
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#1897077 DISCUSSION OF [How-To] Remove the I/O PCI Slots Part from the G5 Case

Posted by Ira Aduro on 15 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Can't thank you enough!

#1895326 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 09 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

I love white LEDS, very classy and let's be honest, it's how apple would do it if they lit their cases. Good idea to put the LEDs hidden by the lip of the door area. It look like you might have enough space at the bottom of the case to do a glowing panel a la murder mod. At least for most of the flooring.

#1894585 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 06 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

coolio, glad it wasn't that bad, things normally seem worse when facing them head on and not bad looking back.

#1894444 [How-To] Remove the DVD bezel on a G5

Posted by Ira Aduro on 06 March 2013 - 03:13 AM

Thanks to Baudouin for explaining this originally. Ok here is a photo guide and short tutorial [How-To] The pop-down DVD window is held in place by an aluminum shroud which is in turn held in place by four tabs. If you look at the first photo I have labeled the tabs 1-4. All of the tabs must be popped out of place if you want to remove the DVD window. The bottom tabs (1,3) have to be pushed in farther than the top tabs (2,4). I found it is better to loose one side and then the other. Once all four tabs are out you can slide the entire assembly out. Once out you can easily remove the aluminum shroud. Reinstalling the DVD window is as simple as following a reverse of the above listed proceedure. Attached Thumbnails

#1894442 Grafting power plug from bottom to top of G5

Posted by Ira Aduro on 06 March 2013 - 03:05 AM

Very well done on the outside, bit of a mess on the inside. Very confusing trying to figure out what he did. Parts look plastic, others metal. The rear IO and expansion slots are plastic. You can see in the detail shots they are "wobbly" and obviously painted with some paint starting to chip off. The way they are attached to the back is how apple attached the originals, good idea. The rear fan shield looks like a Mac Pro's but isn't, the pattern is slightly different. Neither a Mac Pro or a G5 have 7 expansion slots, but someone has gone to great lengths to make it look OEM including numbering the slots. The tab on the expansion slot covers just hangs out there, no slot to slide into, odd. Notice the locking mechanism "ring" in the plastic bag nicely taped to the G5. I think what we are looking at is modding service for G5s in China. I'll shoot that guy a PM and see if he wants to divulge anything.

#1893844 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 03 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

What if you used the screws that hold in the top shelf to secure the a motherboard tray as well? Here's a graphic of it (attached). How raised does the mobo need to be? Attached Thumbnails

#1892865 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 28 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

very sexy, I like the darker color, and a black G5 would be awesome. I believe the apple logo is screen printed on?

#1891107 G5 // Legacy

Posted by Ira Aduro on 22 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

Tonight I got a chance to inspect how the upper case is assembled. I noticed that the seam where two parts of the case meet has a metal bracket with a few small screws and nuts. That's when I knew I had stumbled upon a better way to make the PSU holder. I took measurements and created a guide for cutting out the new piece. This is just a paper mockup of the actual bracket. I'm attaching the .DXF file (zipped) for this piece to this post. So, what we have here is a bracket that keeps the case together but also serves as a PSU holder. I'll need to make something to support the front end of the PSU but this takes care of a major hurdle in the long and slow road to my G5 mod's completion. Photos attached along with schematic in case you want to print it / cut it out. I'm 95% certain this schematic will work, it definitely works with the PSU I have. Lastly, a shot of the mug that is keeping my caffeinated. Attached Thumbnails...

#1890808 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 20 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Fair enough. If you want the screw to not show, I wonder if you could thread a hole the size of the screw in the case, screw it in place from within the case but keeping the end of the screw flush with the outside of the case, use bondo to clean up the surface and paint to match the case. Though, since you are getting it anodized that probably wouldn't work since it would be hard to match the anodized color.

#1890176 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by Ira Aduro on 18 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

It's what was done to the G5's PSU and as long as the plastic insulates (which it should) it will be ok. All you are doing is safeguarding against shorts.

#1889421 DISCUSSION OF [How-To] Remove DVD Bezel on G5 Powermac

Posted by Ira Aduro on 16 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Just wanted to say I got it out, and I took some photos highlighting the pins and such. WhattheTech is going to post a guide on his site so others can do this.

#1888282 G5 // Legacy

Posted by Ira Aduro on 12 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

Another small update, finalized idea for slot dvd holder. Using similar technique to what I'll be doing for the PSU. I'm using the bolts along the top of the case insides to support the holder which is basically just a piece of aluminum the DVD attaches to most likely via strong two sided tape as the DVD is extremely light. I can always add better support later if needed. Crude sketchups attached. Attached Thumbnails

#1886810 G5 // Legacy

Posted by Ira Aduro on 07 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but in the G5 I believe they share the same ground? I'm assuming since there are only three wires. How would I go about separating out the grounds? I'm rather ignorant when it comes to such things. Btw - came across a mod that had a cover plate on the Motherboard, allowing them to add some extra nice customization. That got me thinking and did a quick layout of what some such cover plate might look like on my motherboard. Here's the initial layout. I could make it and the "power column" on the same level and have the wires run incognito from one to the other. Obviously the main atx power cable would need to come up and over and in along with some other cables but an interesting idea nonetheless. Red shapes are where cords would plug in.

#1886603 [Announcement] One more thing...

Posted by Ira Aduro on 07 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

I have to admit, I'm pretty stoked about this.
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