Apple IIc mod - need opinions

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option8
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Apple IIc mod - need opinions

Post by option8 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:46 pm

Hello all. I'm working on another in my long-running series of "Stuff a new Mac into old Apple hardware" see here:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsj9Bx1GZ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://flic.kr/s/aHsiW1z6qj" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This time, my victim - er "donor" - is a non-working Apple IIc from 1983. Into its shell, I'm squeezing a G4 Mac Mini and its power supply. Work in progress shots here:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjxxUHek" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At this point, I have the modern ports roughed into where they'll live on the original backplate. For now, I have some black matte board blocking the unused holes. I'm thinking of desoldering the original ports and propping them in the vacant holes for a more complete "original" look. But... I just can't bring myself to defile the logic board by ripping components off it.

What do the other modders think? Should I sacrifice the board (most likely non-functional at this point anyway) for aesthetics, or leave the board intact and suffer with empty ports on the back of the G4c?

[hmm. is there a way to add a poll to a post?]

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Re: Apple IIc mod - need opinions

Post by Squalid » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:12 am

If the board is already non-functional, then I say go for it!

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Re: Apple IIc mod - need opinions

Post by tom61 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:58 pm

You could mount new parts to some proto-board that are the same size/shape as the old ones. I've seen this on a few modern computer in old computer mods.

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Re: Apple IIc mod - need opinions

Post by Sparkfist » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:36 pm

I agree if the board is dead, chop that puppy up.

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