Let me tell u a short story .My aunt's sister's daughter's bought 5 power macintosh G3 AIO and 1 non G3 mac power pc AIO from a school aution. They didnt know how to turn on a mac so they thought they was broken but i did know how from useing one from school .Well they called me up and told me if i could get them working or combind them to get a few running they would give me one .So i was thinking if they bought them from a school aution they was going to be very slow like a 25 mhz lc model. I was in for a shock to see these sitting there. Well they carried one up stairs they looked like they was not all that heavy i was in for a shock for how heavy these things are so i was shown to where it was. I tryed the power key on the kb but nothing happened. I looked around the back of it and flicked the main power switch on in back above the power cord. I gave a closer look in the back they had the kb connected to somewhere it wasnt suppose to be. Well i put the keyboard in the right connector and hit the power button and ta da it powered up. But the hdd wasnt working right so i turned it off. They said the rest of them was down stairs about 30 min later they was all running except for the one up stairs so they gave me the one up stairs that had the hdd problem and one that worked i was a happy camper. Its a power macintosh G3 266mhz 192mb ram 4 gig hdd 6mb video ram with a ati rage pro gpu with a rom version $77D.45F1 i think it is the second ver of the gossimer board running mac os 9.2.2 On the back of both of them there is RCA video input/output, RCA audio input/output, and svideo input/output. Ive done did the monitor mirror thing so i can hook it up to a tv and the sound to the stereo playing Itunes threw the stereo. I tryed to hook my xbox up to the audio and video rca input's but all i could get was sound threw the speakers. How do i get somthing on the video input side to show up on the screen in the mac ??? Cause i would love to capture some halo 2 from the xbox video of me on live or xbox connect. Seeing some of the people useing mods on connect is funny as hell. I seen someone flying a warthog like a banchee i hope i can see it again so i can capture it. What software do i have to use to capture video??? Is there a way to put a newer pci video card in and use the internal moniter with the new video card hooked to the internal monitor??? Cause i got a pci nvidia gforce 4 mx 420 32 mb ram out of a pc that i would like to use to upgrade the video. Is there a connector to convert the internal connector to the 15 pin din connector on the video card or would i have to get a mac version of the card if at all possible???? Im going to be upgrading the cpu with one of those sonnet g4 upgrade zif cards. I was thinking of geting the 1000 mhz version for the G3 mac's.The cpu upgrade model number EG4-1000-1M-U it stated that it supported the ALL IN ONE G3. But i was wanting to know if it ran good in the AIO or a G3 in respect???? and yes it doesn't have the royal VRM in it. It has the Raytheon RCB010 VRM in it so i am clear on that side. Is it posibal to install a dvd/cdrw drive in the power macintosh G3 AIO??? I know it will support up to mac osx 10.2 with the download i think that what it will support to I am hooked up to a network of pc's shareing a dsl connection. I am on the mac now on the dsl connection. I was wanting to know how in the world can i get files and share files that are on the pc in the other room to the mac??? I got the file sharing turned on the pc's and nothing i cant accses the pc's or see any of the pc's in the house in the network browser. The pc is running xp pro sp2 all i want to do is get files or stream movies from the pc to the mac. right now it has a 4 gig hdd in it I've tryed to look for info for this but to no avail how big of a hdd can i put in to this???? PS sorry for the long post this comming from a pc'er that loves the mac now.sorry for the bad spelling and grammer. and sorry if i started a topic in the wrong place if i did.