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raysfan81
Oct 6, 2009, 01:33 PM
I found this emac on the internet and i just wanted to see what you guys thought about it. Is it a good deal or should i try to find a 1.42ghz version?

http://www.macofalltrades.com/Apple_G4_1_25GHz_eMac_512_40GB_Combo_Drive_p/g4125em1.htm

I think this is the usb 2.o version but i'm not sure. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.



DavieBoy
Oct 6, 2009, 01:43 PM
Every 1.25 eMac Iv seen has had usb 2.0. There good computers but I know a bunch had capacitor issues which was not resent in the 1.42 model.

raysfan81
Oct 6, 2009, 03:40 PM
There good computers but I know a bunch had capacitor issues which was not resent in the 1.42 model.

So I'm assuming that you mean the 1.25 ghz had the bad capacitor and the 1.42ghz didn't?

nickXedge
Oct 6, 2009, 04:05 PM
So I'm assuming that you mean the 1.25 ghz had the bad capacitor and the 1.42ghz didn't?

No need to assume, that's literally what he said. :rolleyes:

foidulus
Oct 6, 2009, 04:16 PM
I found this emac on the internet and i just wanted to see what you guys thought about it. Is it a good deal or should i try to find a 1.42ghz version?

http://www.macofalltrades.com/Apple_G4_1_25GHz_eMac_512_40GB_Combo_Drive_p/g4125em1.htm

I think this is the usb 2.o version but i'm not sure. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

I would shop around for a version with more RAM, 512 is pretty bare bones for OS X, and memory in the eMac is difficult(and potentially dangerous!) to replace.

MacHamster68
Oct 6, 2009, 05:15 PM
the price is right ..if reconditioned means they exchanges the capacitors , otherwise i would not take the risk ,

thats the one you should aim to buy :D :


eMac G4 1.42ghz 1gb ram 64mb vram superdrive (dual layer )

you can upgrade even that if needed to 2gb ram

raysfan81
Oct 6, 2009, 08:54 PM
That one sounds better. You don't happen to know the best place to get one of those do you? I saw one for $400 with $200 shipping and I'm not looking in that price range

SkyBell
Oct 6, 2009, 08:57 PM
Nah, that's not good at all. IIRC, I bought my 1.42 GHz eMac for $200 shipped on eBay. It's a great everyday machine, even with the measly 512 MB of RAM. (Which you can bump to 2 GB if you wish.)

js81
Oct 6, 2009, 09:14 PM
and memory in the eMac is difficult(and potentially dangerous!) to replace.

What's so hard about replacing the memory in an eMac? I've done it several times to 1.25 and 1.42 eMacs. All it involves is unplugging it, flipping it upside down, remove one screen to open the panel, and plugging in the memory. Its crazy easy! :D

raysfan81
Oct 6, 2009, 09:51 PM
^^the ram replacement is easy it's the hdd and optical drive that looks like a pain


Nah, that's not good at all. IIRC, I bought my 1.42 GHz eMac for $200 shipped on eBay. It's a great everyday machine, even with the measly 512 MB of RAM. (Which you can bump to 2 GB if you wish.)

I realize $600 isn't a good deal I'm looking under $250 if possible

MacHamster68
Oct 7, 2009, 02:12 AM
for the optical drive and the hdd might be a bit tricky as you have to open the emac , but potentially leathal ...not if you are aware about staying away from the crt screen, or wait for about 24 hours then it should have self discharged (not completly but less leathal)
btw on the 1.25 and the 1.42 as they have ordinary speakers inside , changing the optical drive is easier if you just take the front away instead of taking out the whole logicboard
once you have done it once or twice it`s dead easy too

MacHamster68
Oct 7, 2009, 02:20 AM
for the price ... it all depends on the condition of the 1.42 model
if you get one that was in a childs room and is cracked and scratched all over the place and has some kids grafiti on it and stickers all over ..yes then even 250$ are too much
but if you can get a mint example in prestine condition like new that has been cared for by a mac fan , then i would stretch my budget for it to 300$ -350$ "without "shipping costs obviously

raysfan81
Oct 7, 2009, 10:56 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-eMac-G4-1-42-dvd-burner-1-gig-ram_W0QQitemZ120477041854QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item1c0cfdc4be

this might be a good one

SkyBell
Oct 7, 2009, 04:04 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-eMac-G4-1-42-dvd-burner-1-gig-ram_W0QQitemZ120477041854QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item1c0cfdc4be

this might be a good one

I'd go for it, it looks good.

MacHamster68
Oct 7, 2009, 04:34 PM
looks like really good condition i would go for it :)

MacHamster68
Oct 7, 2009, 04:44 PM
but you could also go for this one ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Emac-G4-1-42ghz-160gb-hd-2-0gb-ram-Super-Drive_W0QQitemZ160366889351QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item25569c8987

raysfan81
Oct 25, 2009, 12:24 PM
Now that I've drawn this out forever I'm going to buy one. Does this look good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270467415014&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

also is $40 a good price for a Panther full install?

brendu
Oct 25, 2009, 03:37 PM
Now that I've drawn this out forever I'm going to buy one. Does this look good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270467415014&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

also is $40 a good price for a Panther full install?

that machine does look like a decent deal.. i had an emac and loved it, it comes with tiger, why would you want a panther install??? if you do get it make sure to max out the ram which unlike one poster said earlier in the thread is actually very easy, just remove a plate from the bottom of the emac... also after maxing out the ram, id get leopard and install that, it runs fine on the emac, especially this model, mine was the 1ghz 1gb ram model with 32mbvram... so this would run leopard well id wager...

js81
Oct 25, 2009, 03:47 PM
That looks like a good deal. I just bought a PowerBook from the same company and it arrived in PERFECT condition.

OrangeSVTguy
Oct 25, 2009, 04:07 PM
Now that I've drawn this out forever I'm going to buy one. Does this look good?

http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?mpt=854943540&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=3&campid=5336090759&toolid=10001 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270467415014&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5336090759&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D270467415014%26ssPageName%3D STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT)

also is $40 a good price for a Panther full install?

That one looks to be a better deal. Under $200 shipped is pretty decent. Just be aware that you can probably find a G4 iMac 17" for that same price but the iMacs only maxed out to 1.25ghz and you get an LCD screen.

Also know that DDR memory can be quite expensive, typically they are around $30-$40 for just a 1gb stick of name brand memory.

raysfan81
Oct 25, 2009, 07:25 PM
it comes with tiger, why would you want a panther install???

I meant leopard i need to put mac osx on my c2q hackintosh that I'm going to put inside an empty mac pro case :)

Anyone know if this works with regular leopard as well?
http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow-leopard-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required

MacHamster68
Oct 25, 2009, 11:08 PM
the specs and the warranty and price sound ok
but needs a good clean which is usually not a issue
some mild car polish can also "cover" "remove" some scratches ,
NO DONT t-cut ,
i said mild polish ,best the stuff you use on plastic parts on cars ,if you know what i mean