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increasing the shelf life of an old iBook

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:13 pm
by iblis
DIY instructions found here.

pretty bad ass way of reusing a busted machine, IMHO.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:45 am
by Bone
That was pretty cool. Almost makes me want to go hunt eBay... like I need ANOTHER project right now.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:36 am
by DarkVader
eh, it's a G3. heat will eventually pop the graphics controller off the board, and it'll stop booting. The 2.5" hard drive isn't ready for server use, especially if it's the original drive that's been banged about in a laptop.

I wouldn't call it anywhere close to reliable enough to trust as a server.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:03 pm
by iblis
DarkVader wrote:eh, it's a G3. heat will eventually pop the graphics controller off the board, and it'll stop booting. The 2.5" hard drive isn't ready for server use, especially if it's the original drive that's been banged about in a laptop.

I wouldn't call it anywhere close to reliable enough to trust as a server.

i'm sure it's possible to do better, and you're more welcome to - especially if you post a howto. :mrgreen: