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New to the forum. I've got my old Apple IIc sitting in ...
Apple IIc Hackintosh
Hey there everyone,
New to the forum. I've got my old Apple IIc sitting in a desk drawer at my mom's house back in PA. I'll be visiting next month, and I'm thinking I'd like to use the case and turn it into something useful. In all of my brainstorming, the best idea I've had is to build a Hackintosh system and house it in the case.
Has anyone done this, or heard of it having been done before? If anyone has any insight as to which hardware components I should look for (I would assume laptop stuff would be my best bet) I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks in advance,
IF Ions are macable they are the way to go...
Dunno if these bad boys are compatible as I am a iNoob when it comes to Hackintosh but if its supported I would recommend an ION ITX mobo (N330 for dual-core goodness).
Takes up little in way of space, a stick of ram, dvd drive and a hdd later... and your off!!!!!
Note: Not sure if these will work so to the guys in the know, please help us out here if you would.
Little news here
Found that the Intel N330 motherboard listed below not only works but there is even a little guide of what the guy did to get it working (its a non-ion verson but I will keep looking to confirm the ion model works also before reporting back here)
Another nice one (and legalish method to boot). Only issue I can see you are gonna have this way really is the screen. Swap out with a tft maybe and just mount in the bazel?
Cut a nice extension to the floppy slot for cd drive etc etc...
Anyway here is another link for added info/guides
http://www.osnews.com/story/21564/Bu..._t_Sue_You_For - 10.5.7 running by end of it.
Definately something I am thinking about doing. I plan on modifying a colourful iMac G3 to suit my dark desires. I have a 15" TFT lined up already and has been hacked to the bazel to look like it belongs, just need some guts to fit. Hoping for the Ion N330 to be my hero here. (still finding mixed info but will keep at it)
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Originally Posted by LannyBirch
I haven't heard of anything like this being done before - I'm thinking that it would be an extraordinarily difficult thing to do for a couple of reasons. The //c was an extremely small computer. There was very little space in the case for anything, and so cooling would be an issue. Even the power brick was an external power brick.
You'd clearly be limited to a MicroATX motherboard. Even if you set a modern powersupply outside the //c case and ran cables inside, I think that any modern processor/heatsink/fan combo would be too big for the little //c's case to handle.
You might have better luck trying this with a //e or even a Mac II if you're using desktop parts.
One strategy that might work is to buy a netbook that is known to work with Mac OS like the MSI Wind, Dell Mini 9, or Aspire One and to scavenge its innards and transplant them into a //c. That would probably give you a machine with a size/cooling profile that would work in the //c's case. It would solve the power supply problem as well.
Though why you'd want to take a perfectly functional portable netbook and transplant it into a non-portable (or at best luggable) //c, I don't know.
I just found your thread, maybe is already forgotten, but somebody just did it:
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