build mac from old macs
I would like to build a powerful tower mac from multiple macbooks. I own a Macbook 13" 2009 model. And my brother owns a faulty older 13" model (1 previous gen).
I'm planning on buying a G5 tower to put these parts in.
My question(s) is, if this is do-able, not asking if it's easy or such. Just wanna know if I can do it.
The main goal is to transfer the logic board of this one into the tower, including many of the parts in this macbook. I also want to integrate the infrared module that came with my brother's old macbook, since I want to use the remote control.
The latter is probably a bit harder to do, I think because the logic board has no infrared port.
I could also go for a newer logic board and start from there. Depends on what you geniuses think ;)
This may not be the ideal site to ask this question, but i see so many good repair guides up here, one of which helped me a lot!
You can put the logic board in any enclosure you want. The problem I see is that it's not really upgradeable. You can'r change the RAM amount outside of upgrading to the max your book will take, processor of video card. You can't use a a G5 power supply. You could set it up to be able to use the power on button. You can also rig up USB & firewire ports. Use and external keyboard via USB port. Use the DVI cable to hook up an external monitor. Mount the AC adapter inside the case. You could mount a small power strip inside and plug in your AC adapter and the guts to an external optical drive, and external USB and firewire drives. According to which MacBooks you have you may need to mount the airport antenna and rig a port for the ethernet. You can use the optical drives internal port as another hard drive bus.