Apple Mac mini G4

Model: A1103

  • Machine model: PowerMac10,1
  • cpu: PowerPC G4 (1.2) @ 1.42 GHz
  • memory: 1 GB - 1 x 1 GB DIMM PC2700 DDR333
  • hard drive: 100 GB - Hitachi Travelstar HTS721010G9AT00, 7200 rpm
  • optical drive: 8X "combo" drive, Model CW-8123C, Matshita CD-RW CW-8123, revision CAD4
  • graphics: ATI Radeon 9200 (RV280), 32 MB VRAM, AGP 4x
  • serial no: YM5010VURHU
  • Ethernet ID: 00112433c252
  • EMC no: 2026
  • boot ROM version: 4.8.9f1

operating systems: FreeBSD, MorphOS, OS X,

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2021-08-23: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.

2020-07-24: the machine has been donated to a friend.

2014-08-10: optical drive: the drive makes bad noises, but it seems it can read my Mac mini G4 install discs. Good.

2013-09-28: power on test. I connected usb keyboard, mouse, DVI-to-VGA adapter and a monitor. The power button works, and the machine came right up. It runs OS X version 10.5.8 (9L31a).

2013-09-28: opening the Mini by following the guide at iFixit: Alternative Opening Procedure worked nicely. The case has 6 catches on each side, and 3 catches on the front. I removed the internal plastic assembly by following the replacing the hard drive guide. A slim screwdriver is needed for two of the three screws. After disconnecting the WLAN and Bluetooth antennas, I could lift of the internal plastic assembly. The machine was dusty, so I cleaned it. Checked out the hard drive too, and reseated it. Reseated the DIMM too. Next I removed logic board from the lower case, so that I could have access to the power button assembly. I used super glue on the two guide pins for the power button, hopefully that will keep it in place. Put back the logic board, connected sleep light and power button cables. Next I reassembled the machine. For some reason, the back plate sticks out still. Oh well.

2013-09-28: According to PowerBookMedic, the Mac mini is a model A1103 (based on the serial number). EveryMac: A1103,

2012-08-06: I met the seller and picked up the machine. It came with the PSU, a DVI-to-HDMI adapter and a (unused) DVI-to-VGA adapter.

2012-07-20: I found a used Apple Mac min G4 on the buy and sell forum (thread MacMini G4), and asked to buy it for NOK 500.- the seller agreed. According to the seller the specifications are:

Cpu: 1,42 GHz PowerPC G4
Harddisk : 100GB
Grafikk: Ati Radeon 9200, 32 MB

Mer om modellen her: ... _1.42.html Some things:

- CD / DVD drive not tested (later - tested working, according to seller)
- the back plate is not properly "in" the case, it sticks out on the top
- the power button is loose

A DVI-to-HDMI adapter is included.