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xxstatic

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 16, 2006
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On a whim I answered a craigslist ad for an iMac G4, it was a 17' 1.25ghz, 1.25gb ram, 80gb hd running 10.5.8, can't find anything wrong with it!

Sorry for the crappy pic but it was only 30 bux.........:D


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jgc

macrumors regular
Feb 21, 2012
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Canada
On a whim I answered a craigslist ad for an iMac G4, it was a 17' 1.25ghz, 1.25gb ram, 80gb hd running 10.5.8, can't find anything wrong with it!

Sorry for the crappy pic but it was only 30 bux.........:D


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That's awesome. I'd definitely pay $30 to play around with an old Mac. Good find.
 

tayloralmond

macrumors 6502
Mar 26, 2009
446
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Michigan, USA
Congrats on the great find! I used to have one almost identical to that. I upgraded it with a 500GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM and it did really well for me.
 

Davy.Shalom

macrumors 6502
Dec 23, 2008
465
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Dude nice! I got my 15" 700 MHz for $25 from a friend. I really want to get my hands on a 20".
 

DrakkenWar

macrumors 6502
Nov 7, 2010
272
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San Antonio,Texas
You sir, are a lucky bastard!

I acquired 2 17" G4 iLamps for free and in my haste to upgrade I sold of both. I really regret doing that. While the 20" is the paragon to find for the G4 aficionado, the 17"s are still amazing machines. Stick with 10.4.11 and pimp the ram, cram a 7200 drive in there and love the goodness of one of the best macs ever made.
Good find at an amazing price!
 

estrides

macrumors regular
Apr 8, 2012
158
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New York
Great find, man! I always wanted one of the G4 iMacs...my friends parents had one and it was the coolest thing back in the day! Definitely upgrade the RAM to 2gigs and replace the PRAM battery. If possible, also replace the HDD with a 7200 RPM or a SSD!

Enjoy!
 
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