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MoosBaer

Hackintosh G4 - Beppo Edition [In progress]

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Hello,
 
my buddy and I have decided that we want to get "some" more power out of an old PowerMac G4.
So we started to make a list of things which have to go in the computer.
The result is the following:
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(The ✓ means, that this part is already inside the machine.)

 

 

 

 


 
First we obtained a Mac Pro G4.
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Then we opened the G4 and put all Apple hardware outside.
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We did'nt want that the plastic gets damaged while we adjust the Case. Therefore, we have removed it.
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We really hate those following things ("bolts"). It isn't that easy to remove them.
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The without the plastic parts:
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On the inside of the case are a few spacers. We drilled a hole on the outside to get out those things:
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Then, we destroyed the bolts which are holding some aluminium parts of the back of the mac.
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Those things are the spacers from the old mainboard:
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The rail in which the old power supply was inserted must be removed:
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The back without the rail:
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The front:
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There are a few parts on the back which got removed by an angle grinder:
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Thats the result:
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The heatsink is to big for the case and there is about 1cm space between the side and the plastic cover of the side. So we cut a hole in it:
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The result:
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To close the side where the mainboard is mounted on we had to cut a hole in there with the angle grinder too.
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We adjusted the plastic thing which is placed below the mainboard a bit:
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For example we removed some material on the edges:
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This are our homemade spacers:
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Now the rough things of the case were adjusted. We put the CPU inside its socket:
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... and mounted the heatsink on the motherboard
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Those screws are used to mount the mainboard on the side of the case:
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Thats the result of those and the spacers:
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The mainboard is finally mounted:
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... And the hole made for the heatsink was really usefull:
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A computer is pretty useless if you can't turn it on:
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... So we decided to use the old circuit board and connect it to the panel of the mainboard. We used the old circuit board and it's cable:
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... But we patched it that the connectors are fitting correctly:
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The Panel pinassignment:
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We then figured out, how the cable is patched:
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... And made a plan how to patch the cable:
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Then we soldered the cables:
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This finally looked so:
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9882374626_545d19a68e_t.jpg (notice that all cables we doesent needed are taped together)
There were some cables which made a short circuit:
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We removed the burned cable and put everything back to it's place:
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Behind this plate there is the mainboard mounted:
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... And if we put the plastic cover on:
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... We get a problem because we cannot access this because the mainboard is mounted there. Therefore we removed this and some other disturbing plastic things:
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Then we made a hole for the wire of the power supply:
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This takes alot of time with a old, weak dremel. So we accelerated this with a power drill:
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The wire fits perfectly:
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To screw down the screws of the back plastic cover we need the thread of the old power supply. So we rip out this thing:
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Fits perfectly:
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On the plastic cover on the back we used the dremel again to cut out the hole for the wire:
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The original keyboard is existing:
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Viewed from the outside you can't see any difference:
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The old mouse works good with Windows 8.1 :D :
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Will be updated soon... Hackintosh install will be documented as well.

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could you make the pictures a little bit smaller ?!

Hi,

 

the pictures are small thumbnails and if you click on it you will see a high resolution picture.

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