iMac G3 Symptoms just occurring?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Derrick Velasco, Nov 3, 2008.

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Does my iMac G3 have a chance?

  1. It's time to upgrade.

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. It has a chance, with some work & money.

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. macrumors regular

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    Aug 17, 2008
    #1
    I keep seeing my poor iMac G3 Blueberry freezing for no reason, I have 512MB of ram, but I don't think I can max it, and if I did, the processor and hard drive and gonna die soon, but can anyone help me? It just freezes, and sometimes the screen will not wake when I move the mouse or touch the keyboard.

    Here is the video I just uploaded, sorry it's bad quality but please help!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia7NpvcNO4Y

    EDIT: I don't wanna loose her yet..
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    jodelli

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Location:
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    #2
    Don't mean to be a pessimist, but I went through three logic boards on one Blueberry. It used to get pretty hot, especially with a larger HDD in it and no fan. It got so I could open one up in minutes to get at the components. Went through two or three drives as well.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    toolbox

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Location:
    Australia (WA)
    #3
    I have one that is doing the same thing, i was given it. It decides when it wants to put anything on the screen.

    I dismantled to day, and cleaned the ram chips and ram cache with isopropyl alcohol. It is now firing up OK every time. I just have to fix the HDD issue
     

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