Should I buy ~~> PB G3 for $100?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OrangeSVTguy, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Found this but is it worth $100? I've seen them upgraded go for well over $400. What are the stock ones worth?

    4gb HDD
    It's got 2 good batteries and AC adapters
    CD drive and ZIP
    Good over physical and working condition
    Running 9.5?

    I have an extra 30gb hdd from my old ibook iframe project. And extra memory, assuming they take pc133 sodimm modules? So I can start from there, maybe add a combo/super drive too
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    What kind of PowerBook G3 is it - Pismo, Lombard, Wallstreet? And/or what is the processor speed? :)
     
  3. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    i'd say only get it if it's got firewire. pismo was the last g3 powerbook, the first powerbook to have firewire and, later, the ability to run osx (slowly).

    EDIT: i stand corrected-- all the g3s except the first set can run osx, but different maximum versions. apple-history.com is a great resource.


    oh, and he says "good" batteries? don't hold your breath. these batteries were produced 6 years ago at best. it's rare to see a 6 year old battery hold any charge even if kept well, let alone hold a charge big enough to run the machine for 10 minutes.
     
  4. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'd jump on this deal in a minute. I had a lombard and it was an excellent computer. Max our the ram, throw the latest version of OS X on there that it can handle (10.3?) and it will be good surfing, writing machine. I loved the rubbery casing and the screen was awesome!

    Good luck!

    Coachingguy
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    i wouldn't buy it, but that's because i wouldn't have any practical use for it. i briefly used a g3 ibook as my sole machine last fall, and i see no need to see such days again.
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    The G3 Wallstreets are nice machines. Mine is used daily.
     

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