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Help pls, to fix Powermac G4

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I am stuck using an old pc running win 98, and experimenting with a Linux distro (Ubuntu 6.06 LTS), because the power supply of my powermac G4 is dead, money is the problem, so, if someone is willing to help me to get that part it will be a blessing, the item is described in a video and in a webpage that I made, here are the links..and Thanks in advance for your support..Ben

 

YOU TUBE

 

 

 

VIDEO GOOGLE

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1...643299362&hl=en

 

 

 

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web pages

 

 

geocities

 

http://www.geocities.com/nimajnebalaya/HEL...OWERMAC_G4.html

 

 

aol hometown

 

http://hometown.aol.com/jaconamichmx/HELP_...POWERMAC_64.htm

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This guy emailed me and I recommended he post here. If anyone has an old PowerMac G4 in their garage and can send him their power supply that would be great.

 

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What generation? I might be able to convince my grandfather to donate on of his Sawtooths.

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Power Mac G4 (version=2.9)

(Gigabit Ethernet)Dual Processor 2x450, HD 30 GB, Running Mac OS X 10.3.9, HITACHI CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, I am thinking on a nickname like "Phoneix", because literally it will come back from it's ashes after the installation of the power supply,

 

Thanks, everybody

 

BEN

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Try ebay for a power supply. I doubt you will actually have to pay 160 to 200 dollars for a power supply. In fat, you can get any working power supply with the same wattage and pop it in there. I think i have a few supplies sitting around, so if you can get me a still pic of the specs (not in a video) then i can look through my pile for something.`

 

I was also wondering how exactly you knew it was the power supply.

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Try ebay for a power supply. I doubt you will actually have to pay 160 to 200 dollars for a power supply. In fat, you can get any working power supply with the same wattage and pop it in there. I think i have a few supplies sitting around, so if you can get me a still pic of the specs (not in a video) then i can look through my pile for something.`

 

I was also wondering how exactly you knew it was the power supply.

 

 

Nevermind the details, I listen to suggestions like the one I quote above, then wasting 2 PSU's (donated by PC users) and after a lot of reading and search and research I was able to install an ATX power supply on my PowerMac G4 Gigabite, so thanks to the Pc user community for the support (and parts donated) and to the Mac community I really was expecting more :-(

 

Anyways, turns that the unit installed that is powering my Mac came from the same PC that I was using running Windows 98, it is a 8 year old psu.

 

Well see some pics:

 

http://flickr.com/photos/alayanimajneb/250307087/

 

http://flickr.com/photos/alayanimajneb/250307091/

 

 

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PowerMac G4 Gigabit, Dual 450 Mhz. 768 MB RAM, OS X 10.4.7 ON A MAXTOR 80 GB....

 

Annnddd: O S X 10.5 on a Maxtor 10GB Time Machine 4 GB

http://flickr.com/photos/alayanimajneb/251925757/

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I would expect someone who is looking for free replacement parts for a computer to be a little more understanding.

 

Mac computers have a long service life, I have an Apple //c and very old Macs that are still kicking. It's unlikely that most people have spare parts lying around like a typical PC user that has to upgrade every 2 years or so.

 

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Mac computers have a long service life, I have an Apple //c and very old Macs that are still kicking. It's unlikely that most people have spare parts lying around like a typical PC user that has to upgrade every 2 years or so.

Mm, I can relate to that. I have some 3-4 PSUs, 4-5 network cards, couple of soundcards, some monitors, a full computer or two etc etc stuffed away some where, but when it comes to macs, it's like my friend said to me the other day, a Mac is never without an owner for long, and you just cant find parts anywhere.

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