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  1. C

    UK-based Collectors?

    I have used Macs since the mid 90s and have a large number of items that would be appreciated by a select few. I was actually Apple certified from the dark days when you sat exams for configuration and printers up to the era of the Apple Store. I am having to sell up and relocate abroad. I am...
  2. M

    Sorbet Tiger for G3 Macs?

    Y'all have heard of Sorbet Leopard for PPC Macs right? But Leopard only runs on G4 and G5. not G3. So i was wondering. Could the developer of Sorbet Leopard make a version of Sorbet for G3 Macs with the same patches for the G3? Call it Sorbet G3/Tiger
  3. M

    Help installing jaguar on an iBook G3 Snow

    So I have OS X 10.1 Puma installed on my iBook G3 Snow. but i wanted to upgrade it. but sadly i only had 2 blank CDs left, so i used the blank CDs for Jaguar. So when was installing Jaguar. The Installer gets stuck in the essential system apps part and the CD Drive stops. HOW DO I FIX IT! I...
  4. lepidotós

    Club 14

    I've been... advised to start up a 14" club. so I suppose I will. You know the deal, 14" PowerBooks and iBooks. No G requirement this time, because my intimate knowledge kinda just stops entering into Old World territory so if there are any pre-G3 14" PowerBooks, feel free to share yours. I...
  5. J

    Connecting iBook G3 to external display

    Hello all, As I explained in this thread: ( I've recently taken it upon myself to restore an old iBook G3 (2002, model A1005). This particular machine has a broken screen, and connecting it to an external...
  6. Toni96pp

    Install OSX 10.4 on an iBook Clamshell without FireWire

    Hi everybody. I'm trying to restart a project I left a few years ago. The thing is I want to install OS X 10.4 on my unsupported iBook. I remember I did it a few years ago, but I don't remember how I did it and now I don't find the solution anywhere. I'd like to know 1) how to create a bootable...
  7. R

    Ibook G4 not charging

    trying to repair an old ibookg4, but when i plug in the power it doesnt charge and the led isn't showing
  8. B S Magnet

    Has a battery charger utility/manager for Mac laptops (PPC or early Intel) ever existed?

    This question seems kind of far-fetched, but I have to ask nevertheless, especially considering the prevalence of Li-ion batteries being prone to damage (including swelling) or failure, when left plugged in to a charger at maximum charge for extended periods of time. Also, considering the...
  9. christiann

    Snow Leopard 10A190 on iBook G4 w/256MB RAM (Mini guide on how to hack it on G4 unsupported Macs)

    Hey guys. I restored the image to my iBook for the second time and I didn’t get kernel panics this time! I do not have enough RAM for even leopard, it does not recognize the manufacturer of the memory, it is slow, but hey 10.6 on an iBook with 256MB built in RAM. Some pics for proof. I love the...
  10. AphoticD

    Blueberry iBook G3 Clamshell LCD Backlight replacement

    I decided to tackle the repair of my beautiful Blueberry Clamshell iBook which just keeps getting darker and darker as the years go by... The backlight has been getting notably worse each time I boot it up. Over a year ago, I bought a backup "spares" Blueberry clamshell with the intention to...
  11. ultrasaw

    What Emulators/Games Run Best on the G3?

    So I understand the G3's capabilities are... not particularly broad, especially relative to newer and faster PPC chips. That being said I am pretty uninformed when it comes to the plethora of software that both runs and has been optimized to run on the thing. Emulators in particular peak my...
  12. ultrasaw

    Which version of OS X for a decked out 300mhz G3 Clamshell? (10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

    Hi, new to the forums here so my apologies of this is something that's already been discussed at length. I'm getting my hands on an iBook G3 Clamshell, the original 300mhz model specifically. I'm already decided on the idea of running OS X alongside or outright instead of OS 9 on this machine...
  13. N

    need battery replacement, help with backing up various files

    Hi All. I have a battery replacement scheduled for an iPhone 8 and need some clarification on backing up and making certain I have a copy of my stuff. I completed a backup through iTunes to my PC. I understand it’s encrypted so I just can’t pull a single file or note from it. I want to know if...
  14. daveyanthony

    iBook G4 troubles

    Recently i’ve decided to start collecting laptops alongside desktops and I bought a pretty decent iBook G4 1ghz. It was listed as freezing at boot so I figured it would just be a dead hard drive and easy fix. Basically I got the computer and after taking it apart the cause of the faulty boot was...
  15. christiann

    Where can I get a free iMac, iBook, Mac Mini, eMac, any PowerPc Apple Computer?

    Hi all, Ive been looking for an iMac, or an iBook, Mac Mini, any PowerPc Apple Computer for free and no luck. I’ve contacted eWaste places.. tried Facebook, Craigslist, Letgo, Offerup, Freecycle, and now I am frustrated from looking OVER a year. I am in the Southern California area, where can I...
  16. christiann

    iBook G3 Snow, complete upgrade to PowerPC G4, superdrive, 512 MB RAM upgrade.

    Hi. I have an iBook G3 Snow a Dual Usb, and I bought a Motorola 7410 to upgrade it to. I also bought 512 MB RAM to get rid of the current 64 Mb RAM. I am also interested in buying a SuperDrive. Here are my questions: -How do I perform the upgrade from a G3 to a G4.. I’ve seen people do it...
  17. A

    iBook G3 Dual USB upgrade questions

    Hi! During the pandemic, as I had left far away my PowerBook G4 12', I ended up using my iBook G3 (Dual USB, 500Mhz, 640Mb RAM) quite a lot under OS 9 for work, light internet, emails, and music stuff. I really marveled at what I could do with this underpowered computer. But now that I've been...
  18. cellularmitosis

    Brass instrument slide oil saved my optical drive!

    Hey! I recently picked up an iBook G3 snow off eBay, only to discover the optical drive wouldn't boot a disc (I could hear it struggling, but no dice). As I didn't have a firewire cable, this meant I had no way to install an OS! But I tried a bit of maintenance and it worked! I had a bottle...
  19. B

    Best Video Codec for a retired iBook G4?

    Hello community, what is the best video codec for an iBook G4? My little girl is about to use it to watch Peppa. ? The top priority is battery life (before file size and quality). I tried Xvid with VLC so far, works fine, but I'd be interested in more streamlined solutions if any. Any H.264...
  20. k24a1

    is the g4 dead?

    i can see why everything feels so slow on those processors now, and nothing is really fast on them anymore. i even OCed my eMac to 1.5ghz and it still feels so slow so here's my question: is the g4 just straight up obsolete?