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raysfan81
Feb 2, 2010, 01:15 PM
It has a 40gig hd and 768mb of ram. Opinions?



Hellhammer
Feb 2, 2010, 01:19 PM
$50 sounds better

EDIT: Took a look at eBay and 100-150$ sounds reasonable.

flopticalcube
Feb 2, 2010, 01:20 PM
Mac2Sell.net says $170. I think that is a bit high. $150 would be reasonable since it will run Tiger and Leopard (with more RAM).

MacHamster68
Feb 2, 2010, 02:29 PM
wow $190 that are not even 120 , for that money you maybe just get a imac g4 700mhz 15 inch model here

like that one sold for exact the 190 dollars if you convert it , and can be considered as a absolute bargain
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-iMac-PowerPC-G4-All-In-One-15-700Mhz-PC_W0QQitemZ130360098166QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Apple_Desktops_CV?hash=item1e5a113d76


for a 1.25 g4 iMac with 17" you look at about double that if its in good condition even more
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-iMac-G4-17-1-25GHz-1-25GB-80GB-Wireless-BTooth_W0QQitemZ200431612272QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Apple_Desktops_CV?hash=item2eaaa7b170

for the 20" you can easy triple the price
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Imac-G4-20-1-25ghz_W0QQitemZ160396611226QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Apple_Desktops_CV?hash=item2558620e9a

so if you ask me $190 are a bargain if its in working condition :)

raysfan81
Feb 2, 2010, 02:58 PM
wow $190 that are not even 120 , for that money you maybe just get a imac g4 700mhz 15 inch model here

like that one sold for exact the 190 dollars if you convert it , and can be considered as a absolute bargain


for a 1.25 g4 iMac with 17" you look at about double that if its in good condition even more


for the 20" you can easy triple the price


so if you ask me $190 are a bargain if its in working condition :)


It looks good to me, but the downsides are no restore disks, it has panther on it, and no keyboard or mouse.

quadG5guy
Feb 2, 2010, 04:05 PM
I'd pay about $75 for this machine. 768 MB of ram is pretty minimal by todays standards.

raysfan81
Feb 2, 2010, 04:26 PM
I'd pay about $75 for this machine. 768 MB of ram is pretty minimal by todays standards.

Good point but i would upgrade it anyway. Too bad it's on eBay. Price negotiation doesn't usually work too well :(

MacHamster68
Feb 3, 2010, 02:24 AM
It looks good to me, but the downsides are no restore disks, it has panther on it, and no keyboard or mouse.

tell the seller you agree to the 190 but only if he includes the keyboard and mouse and the restore discs ,and of course the original apple pro speakers , as that how apple shipped the imac, you want alt least the original condition for that price ,
scratches , dead pixel are something else they are something you get on a used computer

teleromeo
Feb 3, 2010, 02:43 AM
Good point but i would upgrade it anyway. Too bad it's on eBay. Price negotiation doesn't usually work too well :(

Are you sure you can upgrade the ram ? If my memory is correct the iMac G4 has only one upgradable ram slot. The second slot can not be reached unless you dismantle the machine.

gnasher729
Feb 3, 2010, 02:47 AM
Good point but i would upgrade it anyway. Too bad it's on eBay. Price negotiation doesn't usually work too well :(

Better check RAM prices first; www.crucial.com should give you some idea. This old iMac doesn't take the cheap 2 GB chips that a brand new Mac would take. Upgrading RAM will cost you real money.

MacHamster68
Feb 3, 2010, 03:09 AM
1 ram slot is easy accessible at the bottom , so is the airport card , they are just behind a flap , but its using the expensive "laptop"ram so-dimm (200pin)at the bottom and the normal desktop ram (184pin) both pc 2700 333mhz and

and the top one is realy only accessible by dismantling the whole iMac
a good guide is here

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html



or here
http://www.faqintosh.com/risorse/en/guides/hw/imac/g4dimm/



i think i get a ilamp too very soon