Just bought another iMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hughmac, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    I was just 'idly looking' at an iMac G5 1.6 on eBay when suddenly, for no particular reason, I put in a bid ... and got it for fifty quid.

    How on earth am I going to explain this to she who must be obeyed? :D

    It'll look nice next to the iSight in your office dear, sets the eMac off a treat darling, better than the two 15" PowerBooks, the Pismo and the 3 iBooks my love ...

    Oh gawd !!

    Cheers :D

    Hugh
     
  2. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Enjoy it! I have amassed a big collection in a short time and my gf is alright with it as long as it is stored in a neat way. We all have things we enjoy buying and collecting, it just turns out ours takes up way more space then the average baseball card collection ;)
     
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    Wow, seems everyone is on a mac buying spree! This year so far I've gotten 2 MacBook Pros and my MDD. Who knows what is next!
     
  4. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    I remember me and my dad went to pick up a mint condition boxed with everything original PowerMac G4 a few months back, £10 we got that for, its nice to get a bargain isn't it!
     
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    As Taps slowly plays in the background, I salute you sir and wish you a fond farewell in your soon to be unplanned and unfortunate leave from this world.

    It was certainly nice knowing you! :D

    Enjoy the iMac…while you can! ;)
     
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    Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    If it's like most Imacs Rev A: when the cpu fan kicks in,it will drown out any nagging :D
     
  8. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    As luck would have it I seemed to have got away without any damage - when I casually mentioned the iMac this morning my wife didn't seem at all bothered, so I've gone ahead and bought a 250gb HDD for it.

    One eMac 1.25ghz going, to make room, fully working with 2gb RAM, free to a good home !

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Or so you may think. :D

    If you get a request from her at some point with a price point you may not like, you might get a reminder about this iMac. ;)
     
  10. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    It's only 50 quid at the end of the day.

    If you look at it as a room decoration like a sculpture, it's really not a lot of money.
     
  11. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    No, I really think I've got it all sewn up - I shall install the new iMac in the garage, and use it to process her downloaded TV stuff to DVD overnight.

    Time doesn't matter as I know I can do 1 DVD in 1 night with a G5, so, everybody's happy :cool:

    .... hopefully

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  12. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Ha! That's awesome! It's funny that you happen to be in a buying mood and I am in a selling one. As of right now, 2 iMacs an iBook, OS X Leopard, extra HDD, cables, and other accessories are going for $200 on CL in my area (with no bites).

    SO.. I hope that others will also buy to bring balance back to the PowerPC Force.
     
  13. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Well you're right about the fans! and how easy these machines are to get into.
    The iSight iMac is a complete, erm, nuisance to take apart and so far I've only put in more RAM.

    Just collected the iMac, formatted the old 80gb hard drive (why do people leave their stuff behind when they sell computers?) and put a 250 in.
    Currently Carbon Copying from one of my PowerBooks.

    Also put a SuperDrive in place of the Combo while I was in there, but I think it's a duff as I can't get a CD or DVD into the slot.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
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    Thanks for that, looks like I will have to take the back off again to put the original DVD (combo) in until I can find another superdrive somewhere (probably in my loft store :) ).
    So, I might try some padding rather than complete disassembly for the moment.
    It's only going in my new Mac lab in the garage, so noise really won't be an issue.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  16. Hughmac thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Cloning finished, old DVD combo drive put back in.

    A couple of sticky plastic feet put onto the top fans cover, this is now not vibrating as it's held against the back case, and the fans (in normal use anyway) are a low whine instead of the original loud noise.

    I'm happy, now just need to clear the garage out to make space for a desk, and one eMac 1.25 going up on eBay as no longer needed. I've tried to give it away as it's working fine, but no takers :(

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     

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