Another day, another Mac (iBook)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by beanboy89, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. beanboy89 macrumors regular

    beanboy89

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    Came from from work yesterday to find this gem sitting on my desk:

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    Yep, an iBook G3 snow. Long story short, a family member rescued it from a recycler. It turns out that laptop originally belonged to a local school and was recycled a few years ago, and through a few friends of friends of family members, it ended up in my hands yesterday. Being passed down from a school, it was in pretty rough cosmetic shape, but there's nothing some rubbing alcohol and elbow grease can't clean up. Overall, it cleaned up pretty nicely, and everything seems to function perfectly. It's currently running Tiger, and feels quite snappy. As an added bonus, I got three batteries; they're all later model batteries from a 12" iBook G4, but they seem to work and hold a charge.
     
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a

    Slix

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    Awesome! Does it have a smelly keyboard like some of those do? What's the processor speed? :)
     
  3. beanboy89 thread starter macrumors regular

    beanboy89

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    500 MHz, and yes, it sure does have the smelly keyboard!
     
  4. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    I love how well renown the smelly keyboards are hahaaha
     

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