Double trash score!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by catzilla, May 12, 2018.

  1. catzilla macrumors 6502

    catzilla

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    I do utility survey work in the streets, I am constantly looking for discarded Macs. My last career was EMS, so for the last 34 years I have been driving around the streets. In all that time the only discarded Macs I found were a 6100 and 7100 in the late 90's.
    Today I spied a silver Mac tower, I could see it was a G5. It was next to a dumpster in a renovation site, I asked the workers and they said "enjoy". There was a pile of stuff and under the G5 was a 17" acrylic display. This was obviously out in the weather and the inner plastic air deflector and HD were missing. Not expecting much.
    Not even a block away I see a weathered 24" aluminum iMac out by a recycle bin but not on the sidewalk. More renovation, more "enjoy".
    They both booted!
    G5: Powermac 7,3 Dual 2.0, 3.5GB ram, refurb.
    iMac: 2009 2.93 C2D. Missing the glass screen cover, and the LCD is destroyed.
     
  2. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

    DeepIn2U

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    Very nice find!

    That G5 consumes a LOT of power so if you pay for your own hydro/electric bill you're going to feel the cost of ownership - yes it's significant. Had one a few years back and sold it. Amazing kit and decent internet use even today all things considering as many sell on kijiji for under $200CAN.

    iMac that's a good find.
     
  3. AL1630 macrumors 6502

    AL1630

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    You must have used up most of your PPC luck for now! :D Both of those are super great finds, the best thing I've found is a Pro Keyboard.
     
  4. Slix macrumors 65816

    Slix

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    Nice finds! :D

    I was on a walk tonight, and saw out of the corner of my eye a group of electronic devices, one of which an iMac G3 Snow!

    Sadly, as I walked closer, I realized that whoever put it on the curb very clumsily threw it there, leaving the screen detached from the case, and it cracked and shattered. Knowing it was not worth the trouble to touch it much to look further, I took my keys and opened the RAM door and snagged two sticks of RAM, a 256 MB and a label-less one. All is not lost, I suppose.

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  5. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    That’s a sad sight. No doubt it just needed a little attention before it got the life beaten out of it.
     
  6. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    If it doesn't work you can always make a G5 jewelry case.
     
  7. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

    TC_GoldRush

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    That's sad, what a waste of a G3! There aren't too many of those anymore!
     
  8. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

    catzilla

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    Funny how you can pick out a Mac in a pile of trash from a block away.
     
  9. Slix macrumors 65816

    Slix

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    I have an eye for Apple products. ;D
    It was across the street, but among other black and grey TVs and stuff. So not too hard to pick out. :p
     
  10. AphoticD, May 15, 2018
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    AphoticD macrumors 68000

    AphoticD

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    You'll always know when you spot the :apple: of your eye... o_O
     

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