Crazy little iMac G4 700mhz from eBay

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by trickyred, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. trickyred macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    On Sunday I picked up an iMac G4 700mhz locally from eBay that was going for £35. The clincher was it had an airport card in it. When I got there though, the guy fired it up and there was a weird pattern top left in the menu bar, and he said it has been in his garage for ages, so he knocked me another £10 off it, so I got a bargain really, as the airport cards are worth that alone.

    It only had a 20gb hard drive in it and no optical drive, which I knew about, but it didn't even have the bracket they sit in, so the HD was just flopping about in there, on top of the cable which I presume was reasting on the logic board - not good, right??

    It is pretty scratched up on the outside, and dirty, but it has character. I kind of expected a hologram of Princess Leia to pop out while I was rummaging through its innards .... there was even a spider in there!! (iWeb??)
  2. VanneDC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    great little mac to keep your other G4 imacs company :)___)
  3. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    AirPort cards are no longer a hot commodity anymore--check eBay :(

    I picked up a 700mhz OS9-bootable model with AirPort for $45 a couple of weeks ago--slapped a new hard drive in it and maxed out the RAM, runs perfectly!
  4. trickyred thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2010

    They are in the UK - check eBay. ;)

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