What to do with an iMac G3

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hummer, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

    Hummer

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    I have an old iMac G3 and all it need is a clean install and it will be as good as new, but I don't have a usb keyboard so I can't boot from the install disc(it can't find finder currently). I was wondering what I should do with it. Should I buy a usb keyboard and do a clean install and sell it and if so how much would I make from the sale. Or does anyone know any cool things I could do with the housing by dumping everything inside except the monitor.
     
  2. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    you could put linux on it....

    ...or turn it into an aquarium....=D

    you wont yeild much for the sale probably....do you know which model it is?
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Apple Pro USB keyboards are only $29.00 at most Apple retailers.
     
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    I would try selling it and put the money towards something else. You can always use any usb keyboard to clean it up.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    That will take forever on G3 iMac, not worth it IMO

    Better sell it, or you can set it up as a web-server :)
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You can tell it to only complete smaller WU's.

    ...Every point counts!
     
  9. eXan macrumors 601

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    Hmph
     

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