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Finally got a G4 Mini 1.5 at a good price

I have been looking for a G4 Mini 1.5Ghz for a while now.  They aren't hard to find, just hard to find in mint condition, no yellowing, at a good price.  Got one for $100 today.  I ordered a IDE SSD for it and a slot loading Blu Ray burner also IDE

 

ghost180sx

New member
Nice! What do you plan to do with it? I have one also I picked up locally. I have a lot of older Macs... I like that it's so compact. I'd almost prefer a Cube, but this one seems like it would faster and even more compact.

 

kahlil88

Active member
Good deal, I just got one off eBay for $37. Seller said it was giving 3 beep code, but I blew the dust out and re-seated the RAM, she fired right up!

 

Hopfenholz

Well-known member
They make a *fabulous* MacOS 9 workstation. Super fast. A few things don't work like sleep but that's less important on a desktop. A bit of messing about to get the install done in the first place admittedly

 

ArmorAlley

Well-known member
They make a *fabulous* MacOS 9 workstation. Super fast. A few things don't work like sleep but that's less important on a desktop. A bit of messing about to get the install done in the first place admittedly
Let me know what you do get around the sound problems. That & the odd DVI-connectivity are what irk me most about MacOS 9 on the mac mini G4.

BTW, be careful about putting in an mSATA adapter. When I did it with mine, the DVD-drive wasn't recognised anymore. It was much faster but the DVD-drive was more important.

I do agree with you, mac mini G4s are super Mac OS 9 machines. I'm playing Deus Ex on mine at the moment and the gameplay is super,

 

aeberbach

Well-known member
A little external USB DAC will work in the G4 mini to take care of audio in and out I think. Mine cost $3 or something crazy and was intended for a Raspberry Pi.

 
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