This site is dedicated to the modification of standard and readily available PC hardware as replacement parts for Apple G4 towers. Through the use of adapted ATX Power Supplies, Apple users can extend the life of their towers while also expanding the capabilities of their systems, allowing for the addition of far more power-hungry components. With the availability of ultra-quiet power supplies, or super-compact power supplies, this site hopes to give lots of new options for systems that previously had very limited replacement selection.
This website details how to adapt an ATX power supply for use with several models of Apple G4s. There are four adapter types which can be used on systems ranging from the B&W G3 and Yikes G4 up to Quicksilver G4s. I'll also warn you about potential drawbacks to using an adapted power supply.
In addition to showing how to build your own adapter, I also offer adapters for sale. My adapters are all very well built, clean, and professional in appearance. Best of all, my adapters may save you hours of cutting, crimping, splicing, soldering, and taping. I've bought specialized tools to help build my adapters, plus I buy in bulk, so my prices end up being very close to the cost of buying the parts alone.
|Adapter Type:||Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Type 4|
|Gigabit Ethernet G4
Digital Audio G4
|Quicksilver G4||Mirror Drive Door G4|
Shipping is $2.50 for one adapter via USPS First Class Mail or $6.50 via Priority Mail.
I can not ship outside the United States. Orders within the U.S. usually ship next-day.
Please note, although I have tested this process and test every adapter I make, this information is made available as-is. It is very easy to assemble an adapter incorrectly and cause permanent damage to your motherboard, power supply, or other components. Please, if you chose to create an adapter yourself, do so carefully and recheck your work.
I will be adding more detailed information to this site as time permits.