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I recently inherited a dead macbook that had been involved in a liquid spill. When I turned it on, it would do post beeps like it was missing memory even though there was a gig installed.

I noticed a bunch of green corrosion on/around the memory slots so I scoured the internets for ways to remove it. Tried baking soda, tried alcohol...Nope! At this point I said what the **** and I submerged the entire motherboard into Cider Vinegar and let it sit for an hour or two. I pulled it out, scrubbed it with a toothbrush focusing on the memory slots. Let it dry overnight then used compressed air on it (100psi) to make sure there was no extra water under the cpu/northbridge. Gave her power and bam it booted, I almost ****.

I knew it was too good to be true that it would work perfectly so I started to try and find issues. It wont charge or use a battery and the sound doesn't work due to traces coming off the board near the sound jack, other than that she works fine.

Knowing I don't have much of a laptop if its not portable, I decided to have some fun. I completely gutted the case and threw it all into a vintage Apple SC20 20MB SCSI drive. I have plenty of room in the case as you can see so I included the power adapter and a 5v power brick to power the usb hub and a small fan in the corner. I also put in a mini-dvi to dvi connector so I can expand the desktop if i wish, as I have a 22" screen sitting next to it.

I used pci slot brackets to hold the lcd on the cover and left the camera so I can make funny pictures of my face lol.

I know its not pretty by any means but I think its innovative. Let me know what you think!

_Dan

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I like your "Frankenstein Monster" and the way you resurrected it from the dead. ;D Very innovative. Have fun with it. :D

Regards.
 
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hahaha i love it :D
i have always wanted to do something like this.
 
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That is absolutely beautiful. I once put an iMac logic board into a hatbox. My dad and I then converted the former iMac into a VGA monitor, hooked up the sound in so that the internal speakers could be hooked up to another Mac with an audio cable. My dad THEN put in a Firewire slot-load DVD drive and hard drive, attatched them to a Firewire hub inside so that they could be attatched to a Mac with one Firewire cable.

I loved using this thing!
 
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I'm with Jamie that is awesome. This is probably one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. I wish we could nominated threads.


What are the specs on this Mac?
 
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Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
Well done, and you almost lost me at the Cider Vinegar bath :p
 

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Very nice and very cool also you were able to get it working!

I own an SC20 drive. Mine still works as the drive for my old Mac Plus! :D

You got it all to fit in there. WAY cool!
 
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Here is a direct link to the album w/all pictures on facebook: LINK

_Dan
 
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Awesome and very innovative.

Now that is what i call thinking outside the box lol
Well done Dan

Cheers
 
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Cool stuff man .... you have a creative brain.

Cheers ... McBie
 

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