Turned Bondi blue iMac on first time in 6 years

trickyred

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Last time it saw any action was my wedding night (make your own jokes up) when I used it as the virtual DJ and loaded it up with iTunes (2!!) and 7 hours of music.

I was getting all nostalgic and decided to try and get the songs off of it, and to my delight it booted first time. It's running system 9.2, and to my amazement it recognised and allowed me to copy all the tracks off to a 16gb Kingston USB stick!!

The only thing that concerned me is for the first few mins the screen would flicker once or twice every 30secs or so with a cracking noise accompaning each flicker, but after 45mins of being on that seems to have stopped - dust on the innards perhaps?? I've no idea.

Very happy!!
 

Zeke D

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This is totally funny. I also booted up my Bondi Blue iMac [G3 600Mhz / 384MB RAM] I decided to install Tiger on it today. It hasn't been 6 years, but I'm thinking it has been like 2 years. I am leaving the panther partition on it, and installing Tiger to a 2nd partition. I had to pull the drive, make a superduper copy of the panther partition, then install it into my G4 Digital Audio, then install Tiger, superduper the panther partition back to the drive, and move the drive back to the G3. Darn I wish I had a slot-loading DVD drive. Would have made the whole thing easier.
 

Nameci

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Actually I have two MDD's, the other one is now on a box, packed up. It has Leopard on it on a 160 WD HDD. I am still thinking what shall I do with it.

My problem is that I have no room for it.

Last I did was to pull out the CPU, cleaned and put a fresh thermal paste on it. Fired it up, install some games and did a time machine backup. After that it was back to the box.

Next year my plan is to hoard on those colored iMacs... Bondi blue looks great.
 

Nameci

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If you think of it DA's are more upgradable than the FW800 MDD's which are stucked to 1.42GHz.

You can have up to 1.8GHz dual processor upgrade on a DA? Am I right?
 

Zeke D

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If you think of it DA's are more upgradable than the FW800 MDD's which are stucked to 1.42GHz.

You can have up to 1.8GHz dual processor upgrade on a DA? Am I right?
Yeah but I would rather have a MDD. I have RAM and video cards for the MDD. I would love to have a MDD.
 
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