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How/where to get spare parts like screen hinges for very old Macs like PowerBook 5300?

Where to find spare parts for very old Macs like e. g. a PowerBook 5300 (like screen hinges or other parts)? Are there retailers in USA or Europe specialized in such parts?
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Power Mac G4 Cube not booting

I've got an old Power Mac G4 Cube I'm trying to get working. So far I've installed both 10.3 and 10.4. Both have installed successfully, but will not boot from the installed system. The system shows ...
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Black screen after failed restore - G5

I tried to restore a G5, something went wrong and now I have this at startup: dyld: library not loaded: /usr/liblibconv.2.dylib Referenced from /bin/sh Reason: Incompatible library version: sh ...
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Replace power supply on late 2005 G5

I recently bought an old G5 to use as a server. Whilst there the guy had another G5 that I bought for spares. The 'spares' G5 is a newer model with better GPU / CPU etc so I intend on swapping them ...
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Power Mac G4 doesn't start anymore

I have an old Power Mac G4 here that stopped working recently. It just doesn't start anymore when pressing the power button, not even a light or anything. It just doesn't react to the power button at ...
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Suggestions on what to do with an old Power Mac G4?

So I've had an old Power Mac G4 sitting around collecting dust. Realistically, is there anything I can do to salvage this old, run down machine? My thoughts were to turn it into a backup server but ...
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How can I run Spotify on a PowerPC Mac?

Are there any version of Spotify that will run on a PowerPC Mac? Which one(s)? Where can I get one?
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What to do with equipment for old PowerBook 5300c and other Equipment? [closed]

I found a box with equipment (PC Cards, cables, etc.) from my old PowerBook 5300c and I wonder what to do with it. Here in central Europe it seemed that nobody needs something like that. Are there ...
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Upgrade Power Mac G5 1.6GHz Logic Board

Is it possible to upgrade the logic board in a Power Mac G5 1.6GHz? Mine recently died and I was thinking of trying to fit a more powerful board like the Dual Core 2.7GHz logic board into the case ...
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Why is my G5 running so slow and hot?

We have an early 2005 Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI). This tower has been having a lot of problems: freezing randomly, runs hot and slow, fans race intermittently, CDs/DVDs don't always load, won't ...
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Why is my ethernet connection between two Macs so slow?

I'm currently trying to port all my old stuff from an old Power Mac G4 (MDD) to a newer Power Mac G5 (Late 2005). Both have gigabit ethernet and so I decided to connect the two via ethernet cable ...
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Help “Rebuilding” a Mac Pro G3?

I've got a gutted Mac Pro G3 tower which I'm thinking of building a machine into. What form factor should the motherboard be and what are some good starting points for parts? I'm not necessarily ...
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Most suitable Mac OS X version for Power Mac G5?

I have a Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 with 3.5GB of ram running 10.5.8 The system feels so slow though.. :( Taking in mind that this was a beast back then, which would be the best OS X version I could ...