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I can install my ibook's hinge in reverse! (Video inside)

~~Im taking my ibook apart because the fan is just about pooched, and then I can put an external fan on the heatsink and disconnect the old internal one (the bearings are seized). I've seen it done on other laptops but I can't find anything on google about installing the hinge on an ibook in reverse so the the main part of it with the keyboard can fold up behind it.~~ ~~Is this at all possible???? Oh yeah and its a ibook g4, not a clamshell~~ Well guys, I've made it possible, the wires reach perfectly, and all I need to do now is enclose my ibook in a heavy duty metal case and install a touch screen thingy over top of the lcd (I don't want to replace the whole lcd). This is awesome guys, why isn't anyone commenting?

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Punkguyta (author) 8 years ago
Come on people, I've actually 80% converted my ibook G4 to a tablet mac. How many people can say that?
Macs must be easy to mod then...
Punkguyta (author)  ReCreate8 years ago
Not too hard. I've since gotten rid of this ibook, the lcd crapped out on me. It was already ready to go before I modded it.
the LCD cracked? Most of the time the case is that the wire is not long enough to be on the other side, i snapped my backlight wire trying :(
Punkguyta (author)  ReCreate8 years ago
No no no, the backlight went on it. I did actually wreck an lcd once in an old 433mhz AMD laptop, but that was because I decided to take the lcd frame apart to see about making a projector out of it, and wouldn't you know, I put the CCD tube in the stupidest place, Ze floor, where it got broke by Ze foot. But no, the ibook backlight died very slowly, I've used that laptop so much that I actually burned the backlight tube out, I could tell it was going because the screen was ridiculously dim compared to a new ibook.
Ah, The backlight went bad. A 433 AMD? Was it By chance a AMD k6?
Punkguyta (author)  ReCreate8 years ago
I believe it was a K6, surprisingly the laptop mobo had an ordinary Socket 7 like you would find on most older computers. I was always curious about seeing how high of a processor it could support, but I ended up giving the main body of the laptop away after I broke the lcd, as the laptop still had video out.
i have a socket 7 k6 too!
I think they're Clock is 400, I have one, And it's Clocked at 398 MHz or so, AMD K6.
CameronSS8 years ago
Is it still possible to fold it shut normally, to protect the keyboard and display during transport?
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