Thursday, August 5, 2010


(originally posted on MacTalk 5th August 2010)


Managed to pick myself up a free MacBook Air

Here it is

Awesome...although as you can see the condition leaves a lot to be desired. The screen would work perfectly if the data cable running to it wasn't severed.

The good news? still boots
Here I am installing Snow Leopard to it (via handy USB key with SL image on it)

And a shot of the case with all the non-essentials removed.

Anyway...the plan

As you can imagine the unit is now fairly useless as a laptop. So, seeing as I didn't have to pay for this thing I'm going to convert it into a desktop computer...all I need is a case...

....hmmm...that white Apple keyboard seems to be pretty roomy inside...

stay tuned. :)


  1. can i have the top case? to the mb.air.

  2. Hi,

    just a question on an Air that got fluid damage. I suspect the MB fried, but it might be the keyboard. So I want to test to switch on with an external power button. But where should/could I find that ribbon cable or connection to do so?Tnx, frank