Finally, a real Mac.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by iMpathetic, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I've basically been living a lie on a 3.4GHz quad-core Hackintosh, and while it IS really fast, I miss the white plastic and OS X Tiger. Luckily, as an exchange for installing an optical drive in a ThinkPad, look what I got!

    -- 700MHz eMac G4
    -- 512MB RAM (had 128, but dang am I lucky to have a RAM box)
    -- 200GB HDD (took apart an external hard drive)
    -- Combo
    -- Fresh install of 10.4.11

    Here's a pic! Quote from stepmother: "It looks friendly, so you can keep it in the living room."
     

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  2. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Awesome congrats!
    I miss my old 1Ghz eMac,with 1GB ram,and a 120GB HD and superdrive,that thing was amazing with OS X Leopard.
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What's nice is that these things are almost worthless. I saw a 1.42GHz model with 2GB memory in great shape with AirPort go for like $175 on eBay. If that's not undervalued, I don't know what is. :D
     
  4. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to get another one,right now I have my 867Mhz PowerMac G4 QS,with 1GB ram,and 2 120GB HD's,Superdrive,airport,and I have 10.4.11 Tiger and 10.5.8 running on the seperate drives. :)
    Although,I traded my eMac for 2 PowerBook G4 Titaniums,both were 1Ghz machines too,not too bad a trade.
     
  5. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    a) What was the person you traded with smoking? :eek:

    b) do you still have a TiBook? <borat>VERY NICE HOW MUCH</borat>
     
  6. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Both PowerBooks had dead screens though,one was a dead backlight,one was a cracked screen,but I sold both of them for my MacBook Unibody white I have now.I still have my PowerMac though and never plan on selling it as it is still a great machine.
     
  7. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    I loved the screen on my eMac. It was a really useful computer for everyday stuff and movies. I've since moved on to an iMac G5 though :)
     
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    I still have no idea what do do with it. Any suggestions, guys? Maybe pick up one of those $20 USB wifi things on eBay?
     
  10. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Um if your eMac has Airport,it's either a Airport card or Airport Extreme,mine was airport extreme but since yours is a 700Mhz I'm pretty sure it's airport,how to get to it you have to open your optical drive door,and there should be a little plastic piece with 2 screws holding it in above the optical drive,remove the screws and the plastic piece and there should be an antenna and a slot for an airport card.I believe anyways. :)
     
  11. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    You should just play music and picture slide shows on it. That's how I still use my iMac G4. It's too pretty to just go unused.

    Congrats, BTW.
     
  12. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    I did that for my Bondi iMac and its working a treat as a kitchen pc, mostly streaming radio.
     
  13. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Just get the actual AirPort card for it. They've gotten super cheap now, and I've outfitted every AirPort capable Mac I own with one. The last 2 I got were under $20 shipped, so its really not worth going with one of those USB WIFI things anymore.
     
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    Oh really? I used to be able to rob people blind on CL by putting airport in the ad title. :D well that's good, thanks!
     
  15. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    First, update your sig! :p I love eMacs. Except carrying one up three flights of stairs but if i were you i would use it for movies or music. They have excellent screens. I had an 800Mhz and the screen was so nice.
    Enjoy!
     
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    good ole emac! All you need is a matching white keyboard and mouse :)
     
  17. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    Now you've got me looking at eMacs on eBay. Just took delivery of my Powerbook G4 12" this morning. I need help.
     
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    If you don't mind me askin, what were the specs of the PB and how much did it set you back?
     
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    I know.. with Apple products, the feeling of "needing" something can be very strong :eek::D
     
  20. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    Not at all - 1.33 Ghz, 768 RAM and a 40gb HDD. Running 10.4.11. Machine is in excellent condition, clearly looked after and the battery still giving over 3 hours on a full charge.

    Paid a little over £200 for it in a charity auction. So therefore, I am doing good works :)

    Going rate on eBay Uk seems to be £200-300 depending on condition and specs.
     
  21. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I would love a 12" PB as an extra machine. "drools"
     
  22. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    even though it's not exactly the same, I spent over two years with a 1.33GHz 12" iBook G4 and loved it, even though the little thing got pretty slow by the last six months or so, despite repeated reinstalls.
     
  23. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    yes your mom's right they look friendly and somehow i always feel the urge to cuddle it ...what you could do is give him a little friend ..a snowy iMac g3 on its side so he does not feel alone if you are not around :)

    you can do everything with it ..not necessary flashplayer things , but anything else like looking up emails ,surfing :ebay, this forum ,google, store mp3 on it , office work ,pictures , you even can edit pictures with a earlier version of photoshop ,watch dvd's ...
    you will be surprised what you still can do with the eMac :)
     
  24. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    Damn that thing looks just amazing! If I were you, I would just admire it lol, but that's just how I am.
     
  25. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    damn man.. thats awsome.

    i bet its pretty speedy too!!!!

    lucky you.
     

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