I finshed it! Many thanks to Tyler of Phantom Dev, who inspired me to do this project and who gave me the link to another mod that has a little more detail on wiring the power button. I also thank ebay for being there to host the auctions and I thank the people I bought parts from for having such awesome prices. I thank Hammerhead Technology for selling me the logic board and Apple's designers and engineers for making such a great piece of hardware and software.
Total cost of the project: $284.79
I made my goal! I got a few things as gifts and had some of the stuff on hand already, so if I included those, it would be a little more money and would have gone over my budget of $300.
- 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
- 2GB RAM (667 MHz)
- 100 GB hard drive (7200 RPM)
- 802.11 b/g/n wifi
- Looks totally rad
And here are some pictures of it:
Note: There's a magnet inside, but it's not doing anything. Why? There's no lid sensor/battery connector. Whoops! It has been fixed.
As always, you can click on the pictures to see them full-size.
I'll post more info later.