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  1. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Is an ATI Radeon Sapphire 7000 64mb PCI ( probably a PC version that's been flashed) suitable for the G3 Beige Minitower 333mhz?
  2. Dimitris1980

    LC 475 black screen on boot

    Problem solved. I had connected the battery in wrong way. You can say whatever you want and you will be right. Thank you
  3. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Finally i managed to make it work properly although it has some issues. I have this computer at the basement since 2009. A friend gave it to me and told me then that it does not work.
  4. Dimitris1980

    LC 475 black screen on boot

    i have the same problem as described below: - I hooked up my old LC 475, and when i turn it on the start chime sound plays, but the screen remains black. The green power light on the monitor is on, and the monitor is properly connected to the computer. Anyone know whats wrong, or if there are steps I can take to trouble shoot it? Answers: - Since you just hooked it up, I assume that it was in storage for a while and disconnected from electrical power. If this is the case, the internal battery probably has been drained down to a very weak level (if not dead). A black screen at startup is a typical symptom of this. You need to get a 3.6-volt, ┬ŻAA lithium battery, available from battery retailers, online dealers, and Radio Shack (overpriced - last resort). - My 475 did the same thing after being unplugged for several weeks. The new battery fixed it. You get maximum battery life by leaving the computer plugged into the wall at all time. When you store a computer, remove the battery and tape it to the outside of the case. Finally: so, recently (only some months) i had replaced the battery with new and everything was ok. I left for vacation in 1st of August and unplugged all the computers and televisions. Yesterday i was testing my powermac g3 beige, i used the macintosh color display and also the new battery from my LC475 and then i reconnected them again. I turned on the LC to test it after my vacation but unfortunately i see only black screen. I turned it off and after 2 seconds i turned it on again but the problem remains. What should i do?
  5. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Well, i connected the hard drive with the master/slave ide cable and with the P3 cable and it works. I reset the date and the battery works. I still haven't managed to run both hard drive dvd drive. The dvd drive works when the ide cable is connected and with the p3 or p2 cable but only when the hard drive is disconnected.
  6. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    So. I took my powermac from the basement. I was hearing the start up sound but no screen. Until i disconnected the one stick of 128 mb ram (now it has 256 mb ram) and it worked but the disk appeared because no hard drive. The dvd drive was also not connected so i plugged it in but i couldn't boot with apple legacy cd that i have. Then i tried some hard drives from Imac G3 and suddenly with the 20gb hard drive the macintosh booted at 9.2 OS (i had this OS installed for my imac g3, also has a version of mac os 10). It is a powerpc 333mhz, 256 ram and video card with 6mb ram. It was really fast in mac os 9.2, i tried some installed games. I can say that quake 2 ran greatly. For the monitor i used the macintosh color display. It needs a pram battery because it resets the date and time. After all these i couldn't do anything. I tried again the dvd with no success, i disconnected again the hard drive to test others with no success again. I would like to ask if it is important which cables do you have to use for the connection of the dvd and the hard drive. The only thing that i managed is to connect my 20gb hard drive but a white screen comes with the following: open firmware 2,4 to continue booting the macos type: BYE (return) to continue boot from the default boot device type: BOOT (return) For open firmware serial I/O type: TTYA IO (return) ok when i type "BYE" it starts when i type "BOOT" a msg comes up"boot CLAIM failed when i type TTYA IO the screen becomes black i disconnected all again (no hard drives, dvd etc) and left the mac with the 256 mb of ram but at this time the mac couldn't start, only black screen
  7. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    So the best video cards for Mac OS 9 for the beige G3 are the Ati Radeon 9200 and 7000?
  8. Thank you for the answers. They really helped me. I want my sonnet g3 installed. It is the best buy I have ever done for my Performa. The computer is fast and stable and as you say so responsive. It is really great for gaming with this configuration. The games look also great with the Macintosh colour display although I 've always wanted an audiovision display 14.
  9. The switch works almost perfectly. I have turned on both computers and usually when I change position of the switch it works. I say almost perfectly because sometimes when I change position, the keyboard and mouse don't work at all. Then I disconnect the serial cable from the switch, i reconnect it and it works again. I bought the switch because I don't have space and I wanted to find a way to use the most computers that I have. To the left I have a powerbook 540c, below my office is a powermac g4 mdd and at the basement I have an IMac g3 in great condition and a power Macintosh g3 beige that I want to try after my vacation. The truth is that I wanted the Dr Bott moniswitch where you can connect up to 4 Macs with adb port using only one monitor, keyboard and mouse but is expensive for me.
  10. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Interesting. I will test the powermac when I return from vacation. If it works I will try to put stuff on it. My purpose is to make it faster than my Imac G3 if it is possible. IMac configuration G3 at 500 mhz 1 gb ram 40 gb hard drive 16mb ati video card Slot cd Rom drive
  11. My daughter playing with the Performa
  12. I am really happy with this machine. Without the sonnet g3 is really slow. Monkey island 1-2, Gabriel Knight, Doom high detailed graphics, Dark Forces high detailed graphics, King' s Quest 7 and other games run from slow to extremely slow (some of these are made for motorola and are not suitable for the architecture of ppc, they run better on my LC475). But the powermac 6100 is a machine that although it does not have a lot of space for upgrades, you can make it lot faster. Long live the Sonnet.
  13. I have the apple 8100 video card which is installed on the slot of the sonnet g3. I have installed 4mb vram. Some period I had connected both monitors. The Macintosh colour display at the port of the onboard video card and a Samsung LCD 15 inches monitor at the port of the apple 8100 video card. So I could play games that require at least 800x600 resolution or play games in bigger resolution like Civilization 2, Championship Manager or Duke Nukem 3D. It was nice, some games before they start they were asking which monitor do you want to use. Or I could run Gobliiins with the one monitor and I could drag the file with the codes on the other in order to pass the protection. Now the Samsung monitor is connected to the Performa on the apple 8100 video card and the Macintosh colour display at my LC475. I use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers which are connected via a switch with 2 positions so I can chance position depending on which computer I want to use.
  14. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Are there pci sound cards and what are these for? I guess they have nothing to do with the games.
  15. Thank you. I really like my Performa. Especially the sonnet g3 is the best buy. I bought it only 66$ including the transportation from New Jersey to Greece. It is really difficult to find one and usually is very expensive.
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