Making a digital picture frame without a working motherboard :-( iBook G4 died a couple of months ago. At first, We Fix Macs thought it was a (known) logic board problem, but it turns out the motherboard is dead. I've recovered my hard drive, and have the carcass at home. Everything works fine except that it won't boot, or won't stay running once booted.

Is there a reasonably inexpensive way to hook up an image player (like an MP3 or other thumb-drive type of thing) directly to an LCD display? Most of the digital photo-frame projects involve restructuring the components of a functioning laptop.

I'm not about to try to get this done in time for Christmas, but for my wife's birthday (March) it'd be kind of cool.

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gmjhowe8 years ago
You get more success, selling off the parts, then buying a monitor, and a mp4 player that has video out.
kelseymh (author)  gmjhowe8 years ago
Oh, okay. Wanna buy an iBook G4 carcass for 100 quid? I'll even ship it to you :-)
bumpus kelseymh8 years ago
Mmmm... I'm mildly interested..
kelseymh (author)  bumpus8 years ago
If you're really interested, I'd be more than happy to work something out, either PM or "real e-mail." It won't have a hard drive -- they popped that for me and put it into a FIrewire/USB2 enclosure, and it's got a good amount of data on it. Would this thread be better suited for one of the "Marketplace" forums?
bumpus kelseymh8 years ago
Perhaps, but if anything, I shall needz moar moniez!
bumpus kelseymh8 years ago
What is 100 Quid equal too?
Someone should define all these crazy UKinese money terms for me..
Or you could just Google it.
kelseymh (author)  bumpus8 years ago
Quid is britspeak for pounds sterling (£). At the moment, they're about $2 each.
Ive got too many macs already...
110100101108 years ago
sometimes the laptop boots and then drops out. right ? maybe its fixable
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