iMac G3 Symptoms just occurring?

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


Does my iMac G3 have a chance?

  1. It's time to upgrade.

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

    2 vote(s)
  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2008
    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!

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


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    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


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    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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