Hmm, come to think of it, that might explain that internal USB header - probably there for the media hub.
Now... who's seen one of these 50-pin headers somewhere before? Is it identical to the ones in the MAC G3's?
The only slim IDE cables and adapters I can find are all 40-pin to 50-pin, there's no 50-pin to 50-pin out there that I can locate but then, I don't have a name for that header.
Looking again, you might be right - those actually MIGHT be standard mounting holes - they just look so close together, but I think it's perspective. The only thing is, I have a 3G P4 cooler and there's no way it would fit even if the bracket were there - it looks like it will hit the other components on the board.
Here's a list of some ac adapters that might be adaptable for us.
I have chosen units from 18.5-20 volts and over 80W - As we've discussed, I have no idea if these will work - just a hunch that we are cutting out 25-40 watts by not using an LCD and it's companion FL Bulb - this will be an "off-label" use of any of these supplies so we are on our own regarding fire, sudden death and obnoxious odors :)
COMPAQ 18.5V 4.9A 90W AC Adapter for Armada, Evo, Presario Series Notebooks - 283884-001
COMPAQ / HP 18.5V 4.9A 90W AC Adapter for Presario 3000 Series Notebooks - 310925-001
SONY 19.5V 7.7A 150W AC Adapter for VAIO GRV, GRZ series Notebooks - PCGA-AC19V9
SONY 19.5V 6.15A 120W AC Adapter for VAIO FRV/GRT series Notebooks - PCGA-AC19V7
SONY 19.5V 5.13A 100W AC Adapter for VAIO GRV, GRZ series Notebooks - PCGA-AC19V4
SONY 19.5V 4.1A 80W AC Adapter for VAIO R505, GRX, GRS, FR, NV Series - PCGA-AC19V3
HP 18.5V 7.3A 135W AC Adapter for HP Compaq NX9100 and NX9105 Notebooks - DR910A#ABA
HP 18.5V 6.5A 120W AC Adapter for HP Pavilion Z and Compaq Presario R3000 series Notebooks - DC687A#ABA
LITE-ON 19V 4.74A 90W AC Adapter for HP, Compaq and Toshiba Notebooks - PA-1900-05
HP 19V 4.74A 90W AC Adapter for Pavilion XT and ZE series - F4813A
DELL 19V 4.74A 90W AC Adapter for SMARTSTEP 200N 250N Series Notebooks - 9T458
DELL 20V 4.5A 90W AC Adapter for Inspiron 8200 series - 6G356
DELL 19.5V 4.62A 90W AC Adapter for Latitude D400, D500, D600, D800: Inspiron 8500 - 310-2862
and here's a 12V DC universal unit that fits my 90W spec and looks promising:
Oh, and Chris:
I would say a universal adapter and a soldering iron will satisfy MY power connection needs - if you need the plug, you need it - I can't see any use for it though - just one more connector that can fail. We all DUH, you know... I sometimes DOH! too...