I *LOVE* Ibook G3 Clamshells

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Theclamshell, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I saw the Emac and Powerbook threads and wanted to post one about the Clamshells.

    I love the design of these. They are nice looking, fun to use and they are tough if they get dropped.

    I have two blueberry 300 Mhz machines both with airport cards and one with os 8.6 and one with 10.3 i really wish these were faster because i could easily use one as my main machine.
     

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  2. Mycatisbigfoot macrumors regular

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    they are so cute, I wish i had one, but my school is going to get me like 20 when i graduate
     
  3. CarlosG macrumors member

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    My first Mac was a 466MHz Grey SE iBook Clamshell. It was a fantastic computer. I never usually get attached to electronic devices, but that little computer got me through my final year of uni and I can honestly say I wish I had kept it. Great tough machine, shame the screen was only 800 x 600.

    Incidentally, I can't remember why I decided to get a Mac, I had never used one previously, I was just so sick of Windows 98 that I decided to get something else. I've never bought anything but a Mac since (I'm forced to use a PC at work.)
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, they're pretty awesome. I've got a 300 MHz Blueberry dual booting 9.2 and 10.3, and I love it to death. :)
     
  5. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    I recently gave my mom a 366mhz Indigo that I had bought from the computer recycling center at my college campus for $50. It was a while back, probably a year or so. They had a couple of them and I got the only one with an Airport card built into it. :D So I popped a 256mb ram stick in there and then put 10.4 on it. It actually runs half decent but I have too many older computers. I personally believe it is one of the coolest and most uniquely designed computers ever.
     
  6. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i wish someone could get a netbook or ibook g4 innards in one and an ibook g4 screen that would be sick
     
  7. MacTech68, Sep 8, 2009
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    I have a 466 Graphite SE. When I got it the FireWire port had been fried to a point where booting it always dropped into Open Firmware with a "Can't get self-ID" error. After several hours of tedious work I replaced the Firewire chip and she was all better again.

    It used to be my main machine until the Hard Drive died. I managed to get all the data and upgraded to a G3 933 iBook (since sold). It still doesn't have a working drive and replacing the drive is a pain, but I can't part with it

    I'm sure somebody will come up with a retro fit 1024x768 display.... please? :D

    PS.. I always wanted to get a LIME iBook. I only ever had two come into the workshop but they have to be the "loudest" colour in a computer ever!
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  8. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    My first "modern" Apple notebook was a 366MHz Indigo. I still have it, and I'd be lying if I said all I ever did was love it. The logic board fried 2 weeks after I bought it, the battery has NEVER worked right for more than a year and doesn't work at all now. The power plug is loose, the entire audio system (speaker and headphone jack) quit working after 2 years, the stupid 640x480 screen is really dim, and the CD drive reads maybe 2 in 10 discs. All that said, i've still got it and I still give it some use every now and again. Its probably been the worst Apple product I've ever owned, but the design is timeless and the rounded palm-rests are WONDERFUL for typing. :)
     

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  9. munkees macrumors 65816

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    the screen is 800x600 on the clamshells.

    I have my wife's 300 MHz ibook, tangerine, the batteries never were any good, and we have had a few after market. also the UFO power supply connectors always break a wire where it plugs into the computer, we are on our third UFO, and it already is broken. Personally I never would of owned one, but was great for the wife. My first mac, was a 500 Mhz G3 iBook, the white one. and it rocked.
     
  10. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    that mod is sick! i do think the clams have great keyboards but hate the mice its nice to hear everybodys stories about their old clams
     
  11. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    http://community.livejournal.com/ibookmod

    A netbook innerds should not be too hard with a few extension cables to go to the ports
     
  12. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    You're right it is 800x600, but lets be honest here. In 2009 is there much difference anymore!? :p:D
     
  13. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I had a an Indigo iBook for a while, but I liked my PDQ better. Visiting young relatives loved the Book though.
     
  14. MacTech68, Sep 11, 2009
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    Thanks to dmmcintyre3 for the link. That led me to the original macnn forum thread which details the process. :)

    Now, to find a cheap iBook G3 12" 500Mhz. Shouldn't be too hard! :rolleyes:
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  15. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I'm very fond on my little 300Mhz iBook Clamshell.I had to sell it a month ago because of a emergency and 2 days later went back and bought it back.:D I wish I could get 10.3 on it though.i've had issues getting it on.:mad:
     
  16. LordOfTheMacs macrumors member

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    Yea, I love mine,

    I have an Indigo 366 maxxed out with 576 megs of ram, an aftermarket DVD upgrade, Tiger, and a stock 10 gb HD. I actually use it often, as I am typing on it now. I find it rather addicting actually. The moment you are emotionally ready to sell it , thinking about the practicality of owning a mac thats 9 years old, and how your iMac can run circles around it. But then, you realize that you have an industrial design masterpiece, and that one day, it could be sold for tons of money. So another day goes on. But it is so cool having people over and wathing them say, "Is that like a MacBook Color or something" or "Why does that have a handle." I took it to an apple store recently and I had a Genius go nutd over it. He took it out of the laptop bag and made a huge fuss over it and how clean it is. I think if Apple were to make a netbook, they should make it in the ipod nano color pallete, with a handle, just to remind everyone that before white plastic and glossy screens, we had a company that truly thunk differently
     
  17. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Here's all my clamshells.all 4 of them!! I just got 3 of them today from a friend.Now I have a 300 Blueberry,300 Tangerine,366 Indigo,466 Graphite with 256MB Ram,and a 80GB HD!!!!Ya and 10.4.11!!!!!!The Tangerine is 300,256MB Ram,and the stock 3.2 GB HD,The Blueberry is my first Clamshell and Mac!!!Hard to part with it,even with it's problems.:rolleyes:But it's 160MB Ram,3.2GB HD,The Indigo is a parts computer as in the pics.;)But it had a 40GB HD in it earlier which I pulled out.Oh,the Graphite has a DVD drive and soon I'm putting the Graphite MB and other stuff in the Indigo Case because the Graphite case is in bad shape,then the MB from the Indigo is going on my Blueberry with the 40GB HD and 256MB Ram,the Tangerine is a parts computer,not much is good in it but the ram and case.:(But there you go.:D And yes,that is the Indigo in pieces on my bed.:eek:And that is the top of the Indigo on the Graphite,so the Blueberry is on the far left,Graphite middle,tangerine on the far right.I like them so far.:D And they all boot,all 4 of them,even the Indigo in pieices!! lol I like Macs.
     

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  18. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    sell one of those to me please:rolleyes::)
     
  19. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Sure,when I'm done with them.:rolleyes:they'll be on Ebay when i'm ready to get rid of them.;)
     
  20. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Ya I should wait,like 10 more years and sell all 4 completely rebuilt for like a 1,000 bucks each!!!lol They are still going up in price on ebay!I saw one go for 900 and something bucks once!it's insane how people really want them.:D
     
  21. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Here's my modded 466Mhz. Indigo,320MB Ram.80GB HD.The MoBo and processor is from my 466Mhz Graphite SE.I switched cases.:D With 4 hour battery.:p

    I LOVE :apple:!!!!
     

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