two old macbooks

harlem710

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Hi I found 2 old macbooks when sifting throug thr lot, wondering is them wort anyting?
looks like i have a imac g3 400 dv, one purple and one see trough. thnals lads
 
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ruslan120

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Check ebay for those models. Filter by “Completed Listings.”

If you’re tech savvy and feel like investing in some packaging for small electronics, you could also make more money by pulling them apart and selling them off for parts so people with working machines can buy them for maintenance.
 

amagichnich

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Hi I found 2 old macbooks when sifting throug thr lot, wondering is them wort anyting?
looks like i have a imac g3 400 dv, one purple and one see trough. thnals lads
MacBooks? these aren't mere MacBooks, they are iMacs! No, they aren't "worth" much in terms of money, even if some ridiculous eBay auctions make you think so. But over at the PowerPC subforum they are much appreciated for what they are.
if you plan on selling them check if they are in working condition or not. If so, and the inbuilt CRT is "colour true" (as in: red is red and not orange) you could sell them for 20 to 150 bucks I'd say. If they are dead - don't rip them to pieces, it's really not worth it. Sell them as one piece for some 10 to 20 bucks. in the process of pulling them apart you risk damaging parts or even harm yourself and won't really get the fortunes you are dreaming of
 
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If you’re tech savvy and feel like investing in some packaging for small electronics, you could also make more money by pulling them apart and selling them off for parts so people with working machines can buy them for maintenance.
Yeah, and maybe get electrocuted by the high-voltage of the CRT.
Stupid idea!
 
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Anonymous Freak

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Yeah, and maybe get electrocuted by the high-voltage of the CRT.
Stupid idea!
iMacs, if left unplugged for a day, will have discharged enough to be safe unless you're an absolute bellend and purposefully poke metal things in places with high voltage warnings without properly following discharge procedures.

The barest minimum of precautions will prevent electrocution.
 

bobesch

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... unless you're an absolute bellend and purposefully poke metal things in places with high voltage warnings without properly following discharge procedures.
Yep, that's what I've meant: "unless ... poke metal things in places with high voltage warnings without properly following discharge procedures."
Anyway ... the advise to some non-technical guy to rip apart a barn-found iMacG3 to it's parts for better bargain ...: stupid idea!
(yeah, and the last action previous to ripping the iMac apart certainly will be: plug it in and check for the last time, that this machine is really dead ... cheerio)
 
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