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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

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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...

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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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Apple USB keyboard repair

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Disassemble and repair an Apple USB keyboard using tinfoil and superglue.

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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

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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

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

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WaterCooledG4

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

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ExtendaPort

ExtandaPort - finished
Double the range of an Airport base station.

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