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Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Thu May 23, 2013 9:25 am

hi all,

so i got this mac mini g4 from an ad agency for cheap. it is one of the latest rev from the "silent upgrade" era. since it came from a smokers environment its state was stinky disgusting, and when i opened up the case, it was filled up with dust bunnies with a smell of thousand fags. it came with a white extended usb keyboard and a mighty mouse also in a dubious shape at least from a hygienic point of view.
to make long story short...i took the whole punch straight into the dishwasher (incl. harddisk, superdrive...*gg*) and it came out like new. i did not expect much of it...but see attached shoots. :twisted:
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby vishnu » Thu May 23, 2013 10:39 am

Neat... Petite! 8-)
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby smj » Thu May 23, 2013 11:11 am

Seems reasonable. What do you plan to do with it?
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 am

not sure...i am someting in collecting ppc mac stuff. i have the powerbook g4 17 high res model and a titanium for os9 only. going to install tenfourfox on the mini to do some light web browsing. ;) maybe i will add a nice cinema display to the setup.
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby smj » Fri May 24, 2013 2:58 am

Seems reasonable. My TiBook is convenient for browsing, though prone to showing a spinning beach ball too long after waking up from sleep mode...
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri May 24, 2013 9:39 am

My daily driver is still a quad G5. Very useable.

I like the G4 mini, but the hard disk is a little too poky for my tastes.
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby recondas » Fri May 24, 2013 10:14 am

I have a Quicksilver G4 that nekonoko built it into very respectable performer with dual 1.8Ghz processors, a 750GB SATA boot drive and an nVidia GeForce 7800GS graphics board.

It's been on semi-permanent loan to a friend, but she liked the Mac experience enough that she's purchased a Intel mini, so I'll soon have it back. The performance is still good enough that I plan to connect it to a similar vintage AJA Io for use with Final Cut Pro.
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby Ryan Fox » Wed May 29, 2013 6:00 am

I put onyx/octane parts and pieces in the dishwasher .. its like magic
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed May 29, 2013 7:47 am

I hope you're just using clean water and no soap, salt etc. ?
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Re: Mac mini G4 after diswasher session

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Wed May 29, 2013 8:43 am

jan-jaap wrote:I hope you're just using clean water and no soap, salt etc. ?



:lol: i used the 50 degree setting with salt and cleaning tab. 3 days air drying and its back to live. even the pram battery is still ok.
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