iMac G3 400 MHZ CPU accessory

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    My Kids are using an old iMac G3. When I open the iMac, I recognized, that one of the two pins (?), which holds the cpu-cooler is missed. I don't know the exact name of that, and wonder, where I can buy one to fit the cooler again into the right position. I don't wont to buy another logicboard to exchange the parts. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot :)
     
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    Badger^2

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    Is there something wrong with their iMac?

    you could buy an entire 400 mhz iMac for about $40.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    no, it run's great with Mac OS X 10.2.8. I tried Mac OS X Tiger, but the system freezes (512 MB RAM installed). maybe because of lack of cooling!?
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    badger means why not buy another one and use it for spares? G3 iMacs really are cheap right now, specially in america, have a look on craigslist ;)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, I understand. but in germany there are not as cheap as in the US. mostly. ok, I bought mine some weeks ago for only 25 EUR. very cheap. but when I looked on the "bay", there are more expansive. an iMac g3 500 MHZ DV was sold yesterday for about >100 EUR.
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    dont look on ebay then, try craigslist as i suggested ;)

    or what about this > iMac G3 on german ebay ;) 29 euros buy it now isnt much ;)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, not bad, but only "pick up" in cologne :( !

    I still wonder, if these white "pins" are some standard pc parts? maybe not. I'm not in hurry, so I can watch out and grab another cheap one :)
     
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    pastrychef

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    Can you replace it with a nut and bolt? I've done that before when I broke off the nylon pieces holding the heatsink on a Mac mini.
     
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    yes, I thought about it before, but I have to take off the complete logicboard. now I'm in contact with an ebay-seller, who might be able to send me those "rivet" for the GPU- (not CPU-) cooler. Thanks for your advice.
     
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    If I were you I'd just buy a new one, you can pick them up for 30 to 50 dollars! You could also post on this forum specially for Pre-Intel Macs: http://classicmac.freeforums.org/

    Good luck!:D
     

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