Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

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Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:58 am

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so i bought this mac at ebay but it came with a intel 320 ssd boot drive and without these exotic harddisk screws. :? Anybody know a source for it here in europe? are there any standard screws from the diy store nearby that will fit?

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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby ScutBoy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 am

Regular HD screws will work. As long as they protrude a couple millimeters and the heads aren't too big to fit in the channels in the case, just about any screw that's threaded correctly will serve.
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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:48 am

tried some standard m3 x 8 torx screws and guess what they fit. did'nt expect that. while searching the web for the apple oem screws i found a seller on amazon who wants $20.- per PIECE...ridicolous :lol:

btw...this mac has no airport/bluetooth card. since this is a late 2005 model, it needs the insanely rare "runway"card. anyone here have one to give away?
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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:27 am

Just install a USB one. That's what I use. Virtually any Bluetooth dongle and most 802.11g or lower dongle will work.
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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:07 am

might be the simplest...ordered an Edimax EW-7811Un dongle. :idea:
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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby shyouko » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:15 am

I guess you can always get the screws for your Mac at the Genius Bar if you ask nicely.

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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:35 pm

yetanother**ixuser wrote:might be the simplest...ordered an Edimax EW-7811Un dongle. :idea:


Those work great on my Macbook and RaspberryPi. Very pleased with those little guys.

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Re: Powermac G5 11,2 - Harddisk Screws

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:02 am

i guess the hipster geniuses behind their bars dont even want to talk about these "old obsolete" stuff.

shyouko wrote:I guess you can always get the screws for your Mac at the Genius Bar if you ask nicely.
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