Engineering Hack

The new smartwatch for Mac

You’re eagerly anticipating the announcement of a new smartwatch for your Mac. Here it is.

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Power Mac G4 (MDD) ATX Power Supply conversion

One dead G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) power supply. There's nothing visibly wrong that might have been an easy fix, and the PSU is pretty densely packed with a lot of silicon caulk applied to keep components from shifting. Better to start from scratch with an ATX power supply...

Cinema Display: repairing the DVI connector

I posted a question in the forums about repair of a cinema display 20-inch, whose DVI connector was broken off. I finally have the solution and a working Cinema display again and as promised in the thread I would post the info regarding what color is what pin. So here it is.

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Fixing the Epson 'Prints Blank Pages' Problem

A number of Epson inkjet printers suffer from a problem where they eventually print nothing but blank pages, even with new ink tanks. Here's a way to try to fix the problem.

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3.5" hard drive on laptop/Mac Mini internal IDE

Want a cheap way to add storage and speed to a stationary laptop that might not have Firewire or USB 2.0? Disappointed that your Mac mini uses a puny little laptop hard drive? If you've got a desktop hard drive that you'd like to connect to either of these, it's possible with a little work.

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Hard drive sandwich

G3 hard drive sandwich
Using aluminum bar stock, eeun puts the squeeze on hard drive noise!

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The SILENT 3rd generation eMac

Enermax front detail

A modification to silence the fan makes this enhanced 3rd generation eMac just perfect!


Want to overclock and water-cool your G4? Here's how.

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Double the range of an Airport base station.

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PowerBook 3400 Pictureframe

A guide to building your own digital picture frame out of a Powerbook 3400.

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