imac g4

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    Anyone with a spoilt iMac G4 17" Logic Board to let go?

    Hello, I am looking for a spoilt iMac G4 17" Logic Board (Logic Board model 820-1505-A / Apple SNo: 661-3001 or 661-2954) for parts. My iMac G4 17" came with a broken video connector (silver connector) on the Logic Board.... I intend to graft the video connector from the spare to mine - Let...
  2. Y

    Between 2 iMac G4 17" Logic Board models numbers

    Hello all! I've started to refurbish a iMac G4 17" and got stumped at logic board replacement. The model number for the board is 820-1501-A but there are two sub model numbers associated with it, 661-3001 and 661-2954. Can these two be used interchangably? yakult121
  3. R

    Help removing optical drive from G4?

    I'm in the process of opening up a G4 for an SSD replacement. Never done this before. I started with the obvious iFixit article, and where it fell short, headed to Youtube. However, I seem to be stuck at the step where I need to remove the optical drive; I've opened the base and removed exactly...
  4. jcswim312

    Water damaged iMac G4

    Hey guys, I was getting ready to leave for vacation and took my window air conditioner out of the window. Unfortunately it had been raining that day and my iMac was sitting below the air-conditioner and a lot of water poured directly into the top of my iMac G4 - there is a lot of holes on the...
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    Resolved iMac G4, 1.25 — Low performance

    Recently became an owner of iMac G4, 1.25 GHz (M6498). It has 2GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and is running fresh install of 10.5.8. Unfortunately overall performance is quite disappointing and is lower that I expected. Comparing to my PowerBook G4 12'' 1.5 GHz it's significantly slower. Benchmarks...
  6. AL1630

    Latest arrival - iMac G4

    After the USPS losing my iMac for two months, it's finally here! I ordered it to replace the 17" one I've never been able to make work. There's just one problem with it, which is some slight arm damage. When I moved the screen up and down it makes a nasty scraping sound, which I discovered is...
  7. AL1630

    iMac G4 troubles

    I scored a non functional iMac G4 1.25GHz on Craigslist a while ago and I've been trying to make it boot. At first it did absolutely nothing when the power button was pressed. So, here's what I've done with it. 1. Replace 160watt PSU with a known good one Ok, now the fan and hard drive spin but...
  8. dosdude1

    World's Fastest iMac G4 - 2 GHz iMac G4 CPU Upgrade

    Well, after a lot of research and a good bit of info from @LightBulbFun, I finally managed to pull off something I've been working on for quite some time now... Making the world's fastest iMac G4. Back in the day, a company called "DayStar" used to perform such an upgrade for people, installing...
  9. amagichnich

    ComputerBase: iMac G4 Retro Test

    German site ComputerBase has a section for "retro" computing called "Tested 15 years ago" where they highlight some of their test objects. It's published weekly on saturdays and this week they highlight the iMac G4 2003. If you speak (and read) german, see here...
  10. AL1630

    iMac G4 Repair

    I have a nonfunctional 1.25Ghz/USB 2.0 17" iMac G4 that I'm trying to fix. I found the Apple service source for this model and followed the instructions to test the power supply, and it checked out. The service source said that if the Power Supply Checked out, you should replace the Logic Board...
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    iMac G4 won't boot, fan twitches

    Alright guys, so I'm having some troubles with an old flowerpot iMac. About a month ago I knocked a glass of water on the desk where the computer is sitting. There was no splash to speak of, the water just spilled around the base of the iMac. I immediately pulled the plug, but didn't feel like...
  12. AL1630

    iMac G4 - 160 or 180 Watt PSU?

    I just picked up a 17 inch iMac G4 cheap on Craigslist, model number M6498. It doesn't work, and from what I've been seeing, the problem is most likely to be the Power Supply. When the power button is pushed, nothing happens at all, not even the fan spins up. Is this the power supply or could it...
  13. kimtoufectis

    Help! My G4 iMac has fallen and can't get up!!!

    After watching the not-as-helpful-as-I-thought YouTube videos on the subject, I, a relative newbie to hardware hacking, decided to clone the hard drive of my elegant-but-limited 1.25 MHz 20 inch iMac G4 to a 120 GB SSD I had gathering dust, then took it apart to swap the drives. I'd like to...
  14. kimtoufectis

    Help me revive a beloved G4 iMac

    I made a mess of a 20 inch "sunflower" G4 iMac while attempting to reinstall Lubuntu beside OS X 10.5 (so I could dual-boot) when, uncertain how to proceed, I cancelled partway through. The drive dumped the install DVD and the machine became unresponsive. At reboot I get the usual Mac chime...
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    Success: Adding cheap Bluetooth 3.0 to iMac G4 with Tiger

    I had trouble finding any practical suggestions for what exactly and what doesn't, that I'm posting just to share what worked for me. ;) So this time, no complaints or questions from me. So, iMac G4 with Tiger 10.4.11, no Bluetooth. I wanted to connect a wireless keyboard because it's so hard...
  16. 000Jon000

    fixing dead imac g4

    17" iMac G4, GeForce 4 MX, 1GHz, 256MB Hi everyone, This imac was last powered on 6 months ago, it now makes no response to pressing power button at all. Here is what I tried: Replaced PRAM battery, reset PRAM by pressing the button, Hold power for 10 sec and plug back in, plug in and power at...
  17. AmazingHenry

    iMac G4 Leopard Installation

    So, as you may know, I sold all my PPC Macs but one, my iMac G4 700MHz. It was running Tiger, but after I heard the LeoRebirth dock issue would soon be fixed, I decided to upgrade to Leopard. The way I used to do this was to boot my iBook G4 (which, by Apple's requirements, supported Leopard)...
  18. R

    Alternative USB 1.1 keyboards for G4, or repairing?

    The point, briefly: I got a 17" 1GHz iMac G4. I got that computer for writing, so having a usable keyboard is a necessity. I'm weighing my options – buying a used keyboard for a replacement isn't just gross as you'll have to do the cleaning work, but also, it's a hit and miss if some keys...
  19. Slix

    New Desk for iMacs...

    Hey all! I've had a large collection of iMac G3s for a long time, so when one of my friends told me she was getting rid of an old desk they had, I jumped on the offer. After some janky setting up with my dad and a few friends (some of the pieces of wood were initially forgotten at her house...
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    Resolved Trouble connecting iMac G4 on Tiger to www/LAN (is hardware broken?)

    I just got a 17" 1GHz 1GB RAM iMac G4 and updated it to the newest Tiger that it can run. Router is a TeleWell tw-eav510. I don't have much experience with integrating old and new tech and I'm having problems getting the iMac online. Actually I don't necessarily need it to connect to the...