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  1. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Ok Brett, thank you for the answer.
  2. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Did you find something Brett?
  3. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Does someone know where can i find a plate/bezel like the one of the attached picture?
  4. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower

    I bought two more 256mb ram sticks from OWC. My Power Macintosh G3 Minitower has 768mb full ram. I also replaced the apple 6x dvd drive with a 2004 plextor dvd writer and i wrote some games that i have downloaded from www.macintoshgarden.org via classilla with success. Specs below: Power Macintosh G3 Minitower 300mhz 768mb ram 120gb hard drive Floppy drive Plextor DVD writer drive Zip drive ATI Radeon 7000 Mac Edition 32mb ram Roland MT32 connected with Macman Midi Interface Usb firewire card Apple AV personality card
  5. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Can i disconnect the zip drive and connect the one dvd drive there? The zip drive is useless for me.
  6. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Today I replaced the apple 6x dvd drive with a plextor dvd writer 2004 model which I successfully burned a toast image. My computer is a power Macintosh g3 Minitower 300mhz with zip drive, 120 gb hard drive and ati Radeon 7000 mac edition 32mb vram. I wanted to have both dvd drives but all the ide cables seemed to be connected to the other devices. What can i do in order to be able to have both dvd drives and the zip drive connected? Where can I find a suitable cd bezel because the plextor hits the original bezel and cannot be come out? And finally can i burn bin/cue images in order to play games with the music directly from cd?
  7. Dimitris1980

    Sonnet G4 Zif accelerator

    Thank you for your answers. They are very helpful.
  8. Dimitris1980

    Sonnet G4 Zif accelerator

    Hello, i would like to ask what it needs for the Sonnet G4 accelerator for Power Macintosh G3 Minitower 300 mhz. I see some pictures on the internet and some of them show the card only and others show also the fans. Is all the package necessary for the installation? The minimum OS that supports is 9.2? Is there a big difference at speed ? Does it need drivers? Can you turn off the sonnet drivers in order to run the power mac again with the native speed? I have the Sonnet G3 nubus at 500 mhz installed in my Macintosh Performa 6116 and the the computer is a lot faster and more responsive, the best buy i have ever done for my Macs. Regards Dimitris
  9. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower

    The last Macintosh that I have found is a Power Macintosh G3 Minitower. I went to the seller's home but he didn't know if it was working because he didn't have an adapter to connect it with the vga monitor. I went there with an adapter and the Powermac didn't start. It's appearance was so great, all the internal and external parts were in great condition so I told him that I will take the risk to buy it and I will try to find out what is happening. The same night I solved the problem. I took out all the memory sticks and I installed one new stick that I had bought 1 month before from OWC. The Powermac worked and it was the 300mhz with full 6mb video card, apple av personality card, DVD drive and usb firewire card. I connected 120gb hard drive and the Ati Radeon 7000 Mac Edition 32mb card. I use it every day, I have installed lots of games and programs and I have also connected the Roland MT32 sound device which works perfectly on Sierra on line games. It is really a great machine, runs great games from monkey island era to 3d games like quake 3 arena. In the future I would like to acquire a sonnet g4 accelerator and the Ati Radeon 9200 Mac Edition 128mb ram.
  10. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    I have a plextor dvd drive that reads and writes and i would like to connect it to my g3 in order to have two dvd drives. The one connected now only reads dvds and cds. Is there a technical info that i have to know? What is happening with the cable which is for the direct sound from the cd?
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    SSD for Powermac G3 beige minitower

    So, can you give me a couple of links for adapters and solid state drives?
  12. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Well, i changed the power supply with spare used one and nothing happened. I do not even hear the startup sound. The machine is now at the basement. There are also some internal parts missing (like the base for the hard drive, i had the hard drive connected in the air). The good news is that i found another Power Macintosh G3 in a great appearance. I tried it with the seller and the machine wasn't showing anything. I took the risk and i bought it. I took out all the old ram sticks and i installed 1 pc of new ram stick that i had bought recently from OWC and the computer worked. It has G3 at 300mhz, 256mb ram, apple AV personality card, usb/firewire card. I connected also 120gb hard drive, the ATI Radeon 7000 32mb Mac Edition and the Roland MT32. Everything work great, the machine is in great condition. Soon i will buy two more ram sticks in order to have 768mb full ram. And of course if i ever find a sonnet g4 accelerator in a good price, i would try to get it. Question: I do not know which is faster? My Imac G3 (500mhz, 1gb ram, 16mb ATI video card) or my Power Macintosh G3 (300mhz, 256mb-soon to be 768mb, 32mb ATI Radeon 7000)
  13. Dimitris1980

    Iomega Zip Drive eject & read problem

    Hello, i have a power macintosh g3 minitower equipped with iomega internal zip drive. Although i see at system profile that the system recognizes the zip drive, when i insert a disk, no msg appears on the desktop. The drive seems that it recognizes the disk because it loads for 1-2 secs but nothing happens. Then, the only way to eject the disk is to take out the zip plate and push the button of the zip drive. I tried also to do the iomega diagnosis but it says that i have to put a disk inside (although the disk is already there).
  14. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    It is the power macintosh g3 beige minitower. It is very difficult to find parts in Greece and generally Macintosh stuff from the 80s and 90s.
  15. Dimitris1980

    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Upgrades

    Yes they are the plastic type. So i guess i have to cut them and replace them with new. The one seems a little difficult because it is secured on the internal chassis.
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