iBook G3 and PowerBook G3 RAM

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  1. GigaG macrumors newbie

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    I have an iBook G3 clamshell (I think the first version) and a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet (dont know if it is wallstreet or PDQ). Is RAM from the PowerBook compatible with the iBook?
     
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    Yes, PC100 (which is in the PowerBook G3 Wallstreet take) are backwards compatible with the iBooks, that can take PC66 (which is what the 300mhz Clamshell take) or PC100, or vice versa.
     
  3. GigaG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. To be more specific, the iBook is a clamshell blueberry. Will this transplant work in any of the following circumstances. The eBay website where I bought the PowerBook RAM did not list iBooks. Would this transplant work in any case of clamshell iBook and early-model G3 powerbook? I really need 100% assurance that this will work. BTW, is there a guide to upgrading ram on the original iBook G3?
     
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    You say your iBook is a blueberry, this means it's the 300mhz model, as I say in my previous post.

    If your PowerBook G3 is the original Kanga, it takes a unique EDO DIMM RAM module, so if this is yours, no it's not compatible.

    If your PowerBook G3 is a Wallstreet or a PDQ however, it is compatible, as I explained in my previous post.

    And here's the guide to RAM upgarding on a clamshell : http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iBook-G3-Clamshell-RAM/107/1
     
  5. GigaG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By any chance is there a guide to re-assembly? Sorry, but I really want detail for this operation.
     
  6. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    By that I'm guessing you mean putting the iBook back together after installing the RAM, just do the opposite to what you did taking the thing apart, it's really not that hard. :p
     
  7. GigaG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The keyboard connector looks kinda flimsy... does it have to be pulled out all the way? And also, I also need 100% assurance that the powerbook ram will work on the ibook.
     
  8. zen.state, Dec 31, 2011
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    If you want 100% assurance go look it up for yourself. You seem a bit demanding to someone being nice enough to offer help and you thank them by almost demanding assurance on the end result.

    When you need assurances then you look it up yourself rather than go by someone's word. There is this new thing called google that can tell you all kinds of things about the words you type into it.
     
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    It really amazes me, is it really that hard to type a word in the google search box?
     
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    As stunning as that alone is it's even worse that he virtually demands assurance.

    Also.. why do so many people with no idea at all how to work on hardware just dive blindly into it? Research!
     
  11. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    A forum is sharing, not taking away what you want and demanding from the contributors. At least say a bit of thanks. It is only a tool to share information. As you will notice most are being linked to a previous post, on which if the poster have found time to research first then he/she could have shared info instead on asking, am I right?
     
  12. GigaG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry... i'm just kinda worried about this...
     

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