Just bought a 17" Prototype iMac G4 [updated]

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  1. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased a DVT prototype iMac G4 from eBay. I'll post some pictures when it arrives.

    The only thing the seller posted was a picture with a sticker indicating it is a prototype. He also said that the screen doesn't work.

    Paid $160 for it including shipping.


    You can see images here ---> http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9835935#post9835935

    I figured it would get more attention in the iMac section
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Cool. You should open it and post pictures of the insides, if you're either brave or you know what your doing inside it. As the G4 iMac is kind of tricky to fully open.
     
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    Can you link us to the ebay auction so we can see some pictures.etc?
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see it :) don't let the Apple police find you. FOr anyone who quotes me, yes I realize that this probably wasn't stolen property. It's what we call a joke.
     
  6. lacoste-rocker macrumors regular

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    That made me LOL
    like this:
    HA HA HAAAA
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I'll be here all week :)
    On a sidenote, it wasn't really meant to be funny, it just makes trolls look stupid when they quote you, or if you forget to come back you get your point across.
     
  8. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    cool! can't wait to see what this thing looks like :)
     
  9. Supersonic macrumors regular

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    Did/Does it have the same done case with the metal arm, or are we talking something completely different?
     
  10. kbfr08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's in the retail case, it's a DVT prototype so it's probably close to being finished.
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Do you have a tracking number or know when it will come in?
     
  12. MacTech68, Apr 27, 2010
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    Possibly this ?
    ________
    Ford Ikon
     
  13. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Coolio! - *adds name to list of people who want pics*
    It would also be interesting to see if the person who had it kept the HD - It is unlikely, but it could have an early development build of Mac OS X Installed - as even back then Apple had Internal Builds for Prototypes to handle all the extra I/O.
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    If it does have a Beta of Mac OS X it would be of Jaguar, 10.2. But I think that it is very unlikely that an OS would stay intact on a computer that of this vintage, if it even has a hard drive.
     
  15. kbfr08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ??

    Did you get it?
    Pictures?
     
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