i *LOVE* the iMac G3

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by MacHamster68, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    hello friends of the sweet little iMac G3 out there
    i thought there was missing a thread dedicated to the G3 iMac
    so i just put one up here , as i know :apple: sold quiet a few of them
    so where are all the collectors here :)

    just for the ones who dont know that they have one here it how it looks
    i`m sure you will remeber if you have seen one in your house
    they are sweet little computers and came in a variety of colors

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    in essence the brainchild of steve jobs and the computer that resued :apple:
     
  2. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    Design wise i would say they are more the brainchild of Jonathan Ives. Did you kno, when he got given the commission/brief to design the casing for the G3 iMac, he visited and stayed at a jellybean factory for inspiration. I suppose thats why there are so many colours :p
     
  3. MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    that could well be true thats possibly
    also the reason why they are so sweet :)
    ok true is also that the design is from jonathan ives
    but without steve jobs it would possibly never had come reality
     
  4. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    I own a Summer 2001 Indigo 500Mhz 256(now 512)mbs of RAM, a 20Gb (now 80Gb) G3 iMac used for $100, its my 2nd favorite mac that I own (with the first being my iMac G4).

    Its running tiger with all my applications on it, but it did once be my secondary computer for light internet browsing and email when my main machine is exporting videos.etc

    Well worth the $100

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    (this is how it used to be set up, i have since then replaced that old ugly desk with a new ikea jerker desk =] )
     
  5. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I had a iMac G3 233Mhz that I just gave away to a friend who needed it.I already miss the little guy.:(I always have the dent in my bedroom wall where I bumped him into it to remember him by though.;)
     
  6. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iMac 350 Mhz but I don't really what to do with, though I love it !

    It's at my parents as it's would take too much space in my flat.
     
  7. MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    oh the imac g3 makes himself really small its not that big , it fits perfectly on the table in the living room like a centre piece , use it as a focal point ,if you dont want to use it for serious computing , you can always use it as a
    iTunes music box , but you can as well surf the web or write emails or use it for office work ..that is what it was build for and it still can do it nearly 10 years later :)

    so just dont worry about what it might not be able to do, enjoy what it can do and if i compare it with my emac and my powermac , i always get a big smile on my face as its surprising me every day with its performance :)
     
  8. Teletech macrumors newbie

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    I drooled when the I Macs first came out

    and I finally have one, came from a school. I use it for I tunes but I cannot plug my i pod into it without the Mac Freezing.
    However, the sound is great and I feed it through my amp when I want to listen to World Music in the basement.

    I would like to do more with it but I am not sure what I can do with it ! I just look at it and gloat that I finally have one. Silly:rolleyes:
     
  9. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    is yours the tray loader or slot loader model? (your iPod wont work since it is USB 2.0, these iMacs are usb 1.1)

    I plan to dump a 120Gb drive and 1Gb on mine and possible use it as an office machine.
     
  10. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    I LOVE G3 iMacs! So Much that I have two!
    One is the Original Bondi Blue iMac Rev A 233MHZ which works pristinely and is running OS 8.5
    The other is the Original SlotLoader which runs at 350MHZ and runs OS9.2.2 and is BlueBerry
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    With all the G3 iMac love in here, I will probably be frowned upon for what I did to my Rev. B blue iMac.

    Just last night I finished completely gutting it in preparation for turning it into an iMacquarium! :D

    I may attempt to load the motherboard into a new case for use as a home webserver though...
     
  12. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    =O

    I would never be able to mod my iMac G3, mine has the original HDD, RAM and OS. I Love it.

    </3
     
  13. MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok the imacquariums look nice and cool , but i could never do that to my iMac g3 , even when it would break down i would try everything without looking into the money issue to get it running again

    would you freeze dry your child and put it in a corner of your living room if it had a broken leg ? no, you would bring it to a doctor
     
  14. jakebrake3202 macrumors newbie

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    What if you "saved" an iMac from going to the junkyard to make an iMacquarium. That's what I do. Similar to getting a pet from the humane society before it is put to sleep. I buy iMacs from recyclers and turn them into aquariums. More pics and info on my website www.jakeharms.com

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  15. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    Of course if I received an iMac case or an iMac G3 where EVERYTHING in it was dead, then maybe i would do that, but that is still an unlikely thing.

     
  16. MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok they are really cool these imacquariums , i just could not do it to my imac
    but saving one from being dumped is a good idea , as the caseing is ideal due to the fact it lets lots of light in
     
  17. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Another one here. Mine's a 600MHz / 640MB / 40GB "Snow" series. The CRT monitor is a little fuzzy (one of the colour guns is slightly out-of-whack) but it still works great. Running Tiger 10.4.11 flawlessly. Really, the only thing that hinders it is a lack of USB-2 ports and not enough horsepower for Flash and full-rate video playback but otherwise it's entirely usable. :apple:
     
  18. MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    the usb issue , on harddrives can be overcome by connecting with apple talk to another mac who has usb 2.0 , i can watch divx films on my iMac g3 from a harddrive thats connected to my eMac
    and the flash issue isnt a big one as it can be improved
     
  19. three macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a 350MHz iMac G3, it sits next to my iMac G4 and gets used occasionally. I'm looking to pickup another more powerful iMac G3 at some point in the future.
     
  20. Teletech macrumors newbie

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    Mine is a slot-loader.
     
  21. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I used to have a Rev. A 233 MHz Bondi iMac. It was a great machine, though I regret I never had the chance to see how well it ran OS X...It doesn't turn on anymore, and I can only assume the power supply is dead. :(
     
  22. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I got an indigo 500 Mhz in the box for $10 :eek:

    it does not have one scratch on it and i still use it for homework lol
     
  23. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    I have the same one, I could only WISH I had the box for it, It's still running OS 9.2.2, heck I'm typing on it right now =].


    Cassie, does it get power at all? It could be a bad Flyback Transformer in the display assembly.
     
  24. KristenM macrumors regular

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    I have 2 of them, one non-functioning and have access to more through our University surplus center for free. We sign a contract stating we'll keep them in our departments once we take them but they don't say we have to leave them in one piece. I'm dying to turn one into an aquarium for our lab but petrified about it.
    How hard is it, honestly? Can someone with moderate technical ability do it without killing themselves?
     
  25. ChocolateJesus macrumors member

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    Found a gold mine awaiting me the other day, walking into work.

    I work at an authorized Apple dealer here in Ontario, and apparently someone had come in and purchased a shiny new iMac, leaving us with their 500mHz Indigo G3 iMac to recycle.

    And recycle I did.

    Also found a couple stray sticks of PC 133 SD RAM and bumped the memory from 128mb to 512mb. To push the matter, I even found a 60gb 7200RPM hard drive from an old parts machine we had laying around. Bliss. :apple:
     

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