Mac mini (Late 2005) Processor Heatsink

Mac mini (Late 2005) Processor Heatsink

I’ve used Mac mini’s a lot in my business and personal life. It’s great to be able to put such a small Mac wherever you want it and they rarely if ever have any problems.
In fact the only problem I’ve ever had with them is that they can end up getting a bit dirty especially if one has pets such as cats or dogs around.
When this 1.33GHz model tarted having some stability issues I disassembled it and cleaned it. The heat sink was almost completely blocked by a combination of hair and dust that fell away during disassembly.
© 2008 Malagent

Posted by Malagent’s Synthetic World on 2008-02-28 05:36:42

Tagged: , Apple , Computer , Mac mini , G4 , motherboard , MLB , Logic Board , Maintenance , cleaning , dirty , dirt , dust , processor , CPU , heatsink , Components , Service

The old workhorse

The old workhorse

The nerve centre of the whole Happy Accidents shebang, this is my first Mac, a G4 Power Mac built in August 2000, a time when OS9 was king, and OS X was yet to appear. This is one of the first ‘Gigabit Ethernet’ or Mystic models, which were also the first dual processor Macs, a big deal at the time. 2 x 450 MHz might not seem much now, but it was quite a lot of processing power a decade back, yet even now it’s still running Leopard, so it’s not doing too badly for a computer approaching it’s 11th birthday. I’ve owned this since January 2007, and apart from the original PSU blowing up, it’s never missed a beat. All I do is switch it on, and it just works. However, although I’ve upgraded it to the max (bigger hard drive, full complement of RAM, Super Drive, 256MB graphics card, it is starting to show its age a little bit now, and the ‘spinning pizza of death’ is a fairly regular occurrence, so I am now in the process of upgrading a 2004 dual 1.25 GHz MDD over the next few months to be my new workhorse. However, I’m not throwing this one away, as I intend to set this one up as a retro Mac running OS9 & OS X 10.4 Tiger. I love the G4 Power Macs, from the shape, the fact that they are wonderfully practical machines (the folding door is great for maintenance), and that they are frankly the best computers ever made, so good I own three of them…

Posted by Happy Accidents Inc. on 2011-05-24 17:25:01

Tagged: , Apple , Mac , Macintosh , G4 , Power Mac , Mystic , Gigabit Ethernet

Cleaned Heatsink

Cleaned Heatsink

Believe it or not, I spent about 20 minutes dusting this off.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-01 21:31:03

Tagged: , Damian , ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Power Mac , G4 , MDD , Mirror Drive Doors , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Dual Optical , Processor , Heatsink

My Desk 2011 (Main)

My Desk 2011 (Main)

Posted by TheBatNaz on 2011-05-08 00:40:35

Tagged: , Red , desk , computer , pc , monitor , htc , desire , hd , belkin , router , network , old , laptop , ipod , mouse , draws , phone , keyboard , gaming , HDD , Harddrive , Apple , ibook , g4 , Companion , cube , records , stuff

think different

think different

see this one on black

Posted by seanhoyer on 2006-08-27 09:24:20

Tagged: , canon , 20d , night , long exposure , home , apple , macintosh , canon 18-55mm , 18-55mm , study , desk , Mac , G4 , monitor , computer , keyboard , painting with light , machine

Going old Skool

Going old Skool

So I bought a floating shelf yesterday from B&Q with the intention of having it as a mini desk of sorts for my Power Mac G4 QuickSilver. Which for the past 18 months has been been gathering dust and has been used as a bedside table.

I have ordered an Apple Pro Keyboard and Mouse, and am hoping to get the matching pro speakers to make the whole system original. Today I set setup Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X Tiger on it.

Specs
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Mac OS 9.2
800MHz PowerPC G4 (7450)
1.25GB RAM
1x 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
1x 250GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
ATI Radeon 7500 32MB VRAM

Its gonna be a nice little area once it gets all the "correct" matching pieces. Although I have no idea what to really use it for, as I have an iMac and MacBook Pro as my main work horses. I guess its just a bit of a display more than anything LOL

Posted by Ryan J. Nicholson on 2013-01-25 18:33:50

Tagged: , power , mac , g4 , Power Mac G4 , Quicksilver , QS , powerpc , intel , shelf , design , desk , floating , B&Q , iPod , classic , vintage , old skool , 2002 , 2004 , Apple , gear , Macintosh , desktop , computer , area , LOL , interior design , Mac OS 9 , Mac OS X Tiger , partial workspace , 2000’s , 21st , century , 2000’s retro , camera , photography , flash , style , tones

iFilth

iFilth

The fan has been spinning all the time recently, which I believe was not the case before, at least not at full speed. I reset the PMU first to no affect and then figured I need to clean the beast. I have actually thrown away the biggest dust ‘carpets’ before this shot already. It was insane.

Posted by jimmac on 2008-02-03 00:20:52

Tagged: , imac , g4 , disassembly , dirt , dust , filthy , fan , open