Alternative to OEM power supply
I have an M4405 Power Mac G3 300 Minitower that I'm looking to restore. The computer was outside for a long time, and a large portion of the computer is rusty and corroded. The outside of the power supply is fairly rusty, and I'm a bit too scared to try to open it up and clean the inside or outside of it, and I get the impression that it would be a bad idea anyway to try to use a 20+ year old power supply in a computer. I was wondering if there were any alternative power supplies I could buy for this computer, as the original 661-1496 or API-6120 one is very expensive and hard to find. Apologies if this is an obvious question, I'm used to laptops and don't know much about standardized desktop parts. Thanks!
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Can you post a pic of the power supply connector? And a pic of the label on the power supply, if there is one. Most computers use the same voltages and if you can match it up it may work.
Thanks @crowbot, I edited them into the original post.
Slightly unrelated minor and unimportant question, but is it possible to dismantle the side panel? I'd like to clean it out since it's very dirty and rusty but it looks like it would require me to irreparably break off a bunch of plastic securing clips.
@ezra we like the images on here for a particular reason. Let's say in 10 years somebody comes along and is looking for an answer exactly like yours. If we post the images on here, they will remain. If you place them on sites like the one you are using, those images will most likely no longer be there. ifixit questions/answer will be here for a very long time :-) Keep it simple, post the important ones on here.
@oldturkey03 thanks for deciding which ones were important. I thought Imgur would be a safe long term choice of hosting, but I definitely understand you wanting to keep everything on this site. I hope that it's okay that this question is staying active; I don't want my low priority project to be pushing down people with serious problems.
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