I was looking through my local ads last week, and spotted a G4 iMac. Initially I wasn't too interested (as I have several different models) and quickly moved on to other ads. Some time later my curiosity took over, and I checked the ad again. It was the later 17" PowerMac6.1 model with USB2 and 1.25GHz. Did I need another? Not really. Then I saw the asking price, and that the seller was just a short drive away. A phone call and 20mins later I was ringing his doorbell. Some might say it had been 'buchered' as it was running Lubunto 12. He showed me some of the basic features which seemed interesting, and as the deal included a good looking keyboard , mouse and a Panther CD (no separate speakers) I took it. Next day and a few hours use later, the OS left me rather cold. I could see no way to eject the CD tray from the system, and the keyboard wouldn't activate it either. Also no obvious way to control the screen brightness which was on max. An e-mail to the seller and a reply gave me several ideas to try none of which were positive. I wasn't really concerned as I'd already decided to install Tiger or Leopard, and do a full internal strip, and full clean - as all these 'old-girls' are usually crying out for. Plus I love working on these! With a replacement optical drive installed, now spotless inside & re-pasted, I fired her up and installed Tiger over Firewire from another iMac. At the end of this just prior to powering down, I felt that the whole dome was exceedingly hot. With my hand over the exhaust I could feel no air escaping - the fan wasn't working. Bummer! And I swear at that moment I could have broken and fried an egg on the top of the dome within 5 mins, it felt that hot. I quickly ran temperature sensor - which showed 60deg C, then rapidly shut-down. It took moments to open up again and find the problem which was immediately obvious. I'd previously gone right in, removing the fan too in order to clean it perfectly, and re-lube the spindle. Having done these tasks several times before, one can become just a little too complacent - on this occasion I'd overlooked refitting the fan connector. With heat-sink re-cleaned/re-pasted, everything performed perfectly and looked pretty good. This is such a nice one I'll probably keep it for a bit, as once given tender loving care, I find it hard to part with my newly adopted family members. I love how these 1.25GHz models perform under Tiger (and Leopard too). It could possibly be the next candidate for an SSD.