Replacing imac g3 logic board

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xanotos, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. xanotos macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Hi all.
    Well it seems I messed up my iMac G3 500mhz logic board. I think I pressed the Pram button too many times or it's the problem that I didn't update the firmware when upgrading to OS X and now it will not start.
    Well, someone is going to give me a logic board for it and was wondering how hard it is to install. Is it just a quick swap or do I need to avoid anything when doing it.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Which version of 500 Mhz G3 iMac ?? :confused: :confused:

    There are 3 versions of that system:

    1) Summer 2000 (iMac DV SE) 7/2000 - 2/2001 <<intro date/end date

    2) Early 2001 iMac 2/2001 - 7/2001 <<intro date/end date

    3) Summer 2001 iMac 7/01 - 3/2003 <<intro date/end date
  3. xanotos thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Well, I believe it is the Early 2001 model. It is indigo with a slot loading cd-rw drive.
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Ok.. then it should be fairly simple if your handy around computers( upgrading them etc)

    I got a take-a-part manual since i had to install pram battery in my iMac G3 DV SE..

    If you want a copy i'll email ya it .. after you're inside of the iMac, i think it's like 6 or 7 screws for logic board to come off..
  5. xanotos thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2005
    hey iphil, sent you an IM with email address.

    Well, I hope the logic board was the cause of computer not starting anymore.

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