[rescue] Apple G3/G4 panel latch question

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Wed Apr 27 20:09:55 CDT 2005

On Apr 27, 2005, at 5:28 PM, Atom wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2005, at 6:06 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Anyone know if the 'panel latch' (the latching plate that mounts
>> underneath the mainboard and firmly latches the side of the
>> computer closed) is the same on a G3 B&W as on a G4 AGP Gigabit ?
>> I have a G4 and that plate has broken plastic...
>> There are different part #s in the Apple service docs, but the
>> pics of it look the same...
>> Anyone know ???
> The G4 I rescued is probably beyond repair. Turns out the smoky smell 
> is coming from near the G4 processor on the mainboard and not the 
> power supply. So I do have a now worthless G4 case.

No.  What you have is an opportunity to buy a replacement motherboard 
and CPU.  Not too expensive and easily found.

Mike Hebel
"Without balance and constant growth the only option is to degrade. 
There is no other solution." - Anonymous

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