Alright, so I know this project has been attempted many times by many different people..some successfully at that I've always loved the G3 iMacs more or less due to their uniqueness, nostalgia, and of course, those killer colors. Probably my all time favorite computer made. The model I'm looking to do a rebuild on would be a slot loader iMac. Now the typical way that people have gone about doing this is by removing the CRT tube and naturally the ancient logic board inside. I'm going to be getting a hold of a few of these iMacs soon for the purpose of a rebuild..and maybe a fish tank (we'll see). I've dug around in these machines a lot over the years, but probably not as far as I will have to this time around. My primary question before I get this thing going is (and bear with me) is it 100% necessary to even take the CRT out? Is the monitor unit itself actually built into the logic board itself or fused together somehow? If I recall, the tray loaders actually had an internal display port connected to the caddy/logic board didn't they? My reasoning for even considering salvaging the internal monitor unit is for the sake of preserving as much of its vintage charm as possible..nothing beats that electrical dong noise those old tubes make when they fire up! To be honest, I have a feeling these units' monitor is somehow fused to the logic board to prevent this sort of thing from being done..not to mention the radiation/health concerns of tinkering with the tube. Anybody have any thoughts on this endeavour before I start laying the framework down? Oh and pardon me if this happens to be in the wrong category. Doesn't seem to be a terribly specific place to stick this thread unless I missed it.