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Put a Mac Mini into a Pismo, is it possible?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Put a Mac Mini into a Pismo, is it possible? Reply with quote

I have a 400 mhz Powerbook G3 (aka Pismo) and I was thinking about some upgrades to this machine or buying a Mac Mini, then suddenly Idea thought if its possible to replace all the Powerbook internal hardware with the Miniīs Question


Maybe what I am thinking is really silly, but I want opinions if it is possible, very difficult/risky or not possible at all.

The dimensions of both machines are similar, the hard disk, cd writer, memory, almost everything in the Mini is made for portable computers, so I guess that the most difficult part can be to connect the Mini with the internal Display, keyboard and trackpad.

Besides that I suppose that the thermal issues can be really important so any help in this area will be really appreciated.

I know, I am talking about a 4+ years old model to be mixed with a Mini, but think the potencial of this:
- The Pismo G3 is a Wonderful machine (IMO nicer than a PB G4)
- Transforming it in a 1,2 or 1,4 Ghz G4 mutant for $499 will be really awesome (a 550 mhz. G4 processor only upgrade for the Pismo is about $350) Not to mention that will put all Tibooks and almost any Albook in shame. Very Happy

Ok thatīs the idea and thanks for your interest and comments

This is a link to Powerbook G3 Pismo specifications
http://www.lowendmac.com/pb2/pismo.shtml
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah then you can do this one...

http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=560
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see tons of snags that seem insurmountable.

You won't be able to use the ports on your old laptop. You will need to cut out a hole out and use the mini's ports.

You're going to need a fan for cooling that will run off the mini's thermostat.

You'll need some sort of adapter to convert the DVI out to the LCD's in.

Dude buy an iBook!
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