I have a broken iMac, can you recommend some Instructables that detail what I (a complete beginner) can do with it?
I have a broken iMac G4 17", the kind with the swivel neck. (when trying to reinstall OS X, hard drive cannot be found). Can you recommend some Instructables that detail what I (a complete beginner) can do with it? The fewer items I have to go out and buy the better (under $100 for extras like cases or wires). I would like to make it into a cd player, dvd player, a usb charging station, a server or a firewall but I think I need a functional hard drive for some of those ideas. I'd like ideas on what I could do with the computer (as a whole or the individual components) and I would like any other ideas that require little to no previous experience with only a few extra pieces to purchase.
Thanks so much!
EDIT: I'd like instructions on how to do what was suggested. I need either instructions on how to change the hard drive, how to hook up a mac mini too it, how to turn it into a dvd player, etc. All the suggestions so far are helpful, but I need instructions on how to accomplish them. If you have a link to how to accomplish one of them, that would be perfect.