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About XBHS1997

  • Birthday 02/23/1997

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    Kanton Freiburg (FR), Switzerland
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    Macintosh trash-picker and computer hoarder :–)
    Favorite Mac: iMac G3 (14 at the moment).

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  1. XBHS1997

    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    No problem, it's always nice to see other people collecting these. I'll try to update this post this week. Also made a quite strange find last Saturday.
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    Aluminum conquest

    They also have fans and heatsinks. LCS is hidden behind the G5 cover. LCS-models should also have a warning label on the bottom plate inside.
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    Aluminum conquest

    Needless to say that I'd strongly recommend to check the (first) 2.7 for leaks. I don't know if this should be considered just as the recapping of older Macs; it's possible that all the LCS (at least the dual core models) start to leak at some point, so it would maybe be a good idea to overhaul it before it starts to leak. Waiting until the "PSU-boom" may take less effort, but the best is to preserve one more watercooled G5. Unfortunately this common problem was and will be the death reason for a considerable amount of these Macs.
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    Aluminum conquest

    Hi and congratulations for your haul! The dual 2.7 should be an early 2005. You should have a look at this: http://www.cwu.edu/~pruittj/powermac_g5.pdf There are also pdf manuals for the other G5 generations on the net. I've not looked yet, maybe this model has diagnostic LEDs on the motherboard which could help with finding the solution. Also found this, maybe helpful: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2620983?tstart=0 About the third unit, this is most likely a dual 2.5 or another dual 2.7, thus watercooled and prone to leaking. I have myself a dual 2.5 which has some white stuff under the logic board. The first step is disassembly and inspection of the damage. Some are still working with this symptom, bit I won't take the risk. Here is a pinned post about overhauling a G5 LCS. In your case the damage is unfortunaly quite advanced I'd say, as your PSU already fried/died. I don't know how the other components react to a sudden PSU death, but it could be worth checking how it looks underneath the cooling system. If not saveable, you have an unit for parts. Cheers, Nicolas
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    Look what I found in the woods!

    Wow! That's the kind of find I'd love to make! Great!
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    Tanaquil's Hoard

    Cats are a bad thing sometimes... I was very "pleased" when I saw that one of my 4 cats chewed on some original vintage Apple cables...
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    Power Macintosh 4400/200: no graphics

    Hi! The "battery pack" I had to make with 3 1.5V batteries apparently started to leak (at least it is completely corroded at the connections)! No idea why! Good thing I put it in a small plastic bag, no damage. I just made another one. The total voltage should be 4.5 of course, but I get 4.8V (maybe a bit less). Sorry for the very basic question, but is this ok? Most probably yes, but I don't want to do anything bad. Thanks Nicolas
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    Tanaquil's Hoard

    Indeed a "good start"!
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    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    Please do so
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    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    Yeah I understand that sometimes it's maybe not so easy to make the difference...
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    Macintosh Portable: IT LIVES!

    Great! I really need to make mine live again.
  12. XBHS1997

    Kendall's Collection and Finds!

    Congratulations! Great finds so far!
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    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    I know the struggle. I once started making printed spec lists for every of them... Now I take pics (System and sticker on the case) and put them in folders, one folder for each Mac.
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    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    Not hard. Here are the colours. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3#/media/File%3AIMac_G3_flavors.jpg The first ones, Rev. A and B (233) are only Bondi! No others! Bondi is darker than the later Blueberry! Then came Rev. C 266 and D 333 in the 5 colours. Bondi had disappeared. These 5 colours were kept for the first SL as 350 (only Blueberry) and 400 (all the 5; Blueberry, Lime, Grape, Tangerine, Strawberry). The DV SE 400 special edition was the first and only Graphite back then. Graphite is not really a colour, it's dark and very translucide at the same time. Can't really mix it up with Grape which is a lot more "intense". All of these with matching colour (puck) mice and keyboards. And green power cables. The TL had a bit different ones, the plug has some grooves. Careful, a smooth surfaced (talking about the Graphite part) Graphite puck mouse comes from a Graphite Power Mac G4 and not a Graphite iMac DV SE 400 as far as I can tell. Now getting harder for me: they were replaced by Indigo (the most "blue" of all blue-ish colours), Ruby and Sage (a lot darker than Lime), Snow and they kept Graphite. The 350 was always Indigo The 400 (DV) Indigo or Ruby The 450 (DV+) Indigo, Ruby or Sage The 500 (DV SE) Snow or Graphite These new models (Summer 2000) came with the clear Pro Keyboard (without power button, larger) and the Pro Mouse. The later Early 2001 kept Indigo but dropped Ruby and Sage. Indigo as base model (now 400) or 500. 500 was also available in Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power, two new and not always well-appreciated but now quite uncommon and collectible patterns which share white as well as clear case parts with the Snow. The 600 also existed with these two patterns as well as Graphite. The last gen, Summer 2001, existed in Indigo and Snow as 500. The 600 as well as the 700 came in Graphite and Snow. I think this last generation had a white power light LED as well as a white half-translucide power cable. As my Graphite 600 has it but my Flower Power hasn't, it seems logical to me... I hope everything is correct.... I didn't talk about technical changes and details by purpose. And I must admit, the last generations are quite confusing to me... Hope this helps. If there are errors, please correct them!
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    XBHS1997's finds, saves and conquests

    They have the usual 3.6v batteries. I personnally never saw a leaked one. Maybe because they're not that old yet? I changed the PRAM battery 3 times in TL. Needs more disassembly (the board/drives carrier needs to be removed) but I prefer it. And over 10 times in SL. The first time I did it, I removed the bottom cover. I must admit, especially it it was never opened before, I don't like doing this. I'm quite paranoiac about breaking old plastics.... The 2 latches at the front can break. Not tragic as the screws are enough to assemble it tightly, but well.... Over 10 times I changed the PRAM through the bottom "door" (access to the RAM and Airport card slots). I remove the door after opening it in order to get more space (I have quite large hands...). A bit tricky to do, but not impossible. And the easiest would be to remove this bottom cover.