What to do with an Indigo iMac G3

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by wesg, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. wesg macrumors regular

    wesg

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    Our indigo iMac G3 from 2000 seems to have bitten the dust. The monitor no longer displays anything. As far as I can tell, the other internals are running ok. Originally I want to turn the computer into a cool digital photo frame, but with the monitor gone, it looks like that won't happen.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to honor this classic Mac? I've considered eBay (selling parts or as a whole), but I want to heard about any other projects that could be done.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    Throw it in the dumpster after you pull your HD, and then purchase another one off of ebay - they're about $50. :)
     
  3. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.imacquarium.com/

    I bought an old iMac off Craigslist to do this. I haven't had the time yet though so I can't say how complicated the process is.
     
  4. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Check and see if the video out works. Its hidden under the ram panel. If it does you could rig up an LCD in there after you gut the old crt. Or you could try and diagnose it. Its probably the analogue board. Those are like $15.
     
  5. wesg thread starter macrumors regular

    wesg

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    Update:

    Must have been a loose screw. Gave it a little bump on its head and it's good to go. :D I just put the Firmware update on, so once the data is cleared, I'm going for the picture frame.
     
  6. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Run QuidQuoPro on it, and turn it into a web server. Remove the HD and mount in another Mac. Sounds like the HD and maybe the RAM are the only real usable parts of the system.

    THe keyboard and mouse are worth keeping too. It isn't worth trying to repair the monitor. It would cost Wayyy more than the machine is worth, which is about $50 - $70
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

    ReanimationLP

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    Thats a horrible idea.

    You know how much lead and mercury are in these things? :eek:
     
  8. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I think its not that bad of an idea..cept maybe smashing the thing for fun will be better then dumping it.
     

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