A project log for G4 iMac Display Connector

One of the biggest pain points for repurposing old G4 iMacs is having to rewire the display connector. I’m designing a PCB to streamline it.

navarreNavarre 06/05/2022 at 03:120 Comments

So, I looked through the schematics and the 26 pin “kitchen sink” or “blind mate” connector should be a 16 pin connector. Apparently something changed between when the drawings were made and when the computer went into production. 

I found the 26 pin version of the molex connector specified, but it doesn’t look like the connector on the board. I’m wondering if this was something special that Foxconn made for Apple, or if I just need to look a little longer.