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I picked up four iMacs and an eMac from a nice couple that didn't have space for them.  I paid $200.  They are in really great shape.  Now I need to figure out what to do with them.  Any suggestions?  The iMac G4 will likely be my primary focus initially.  I believe this model can natively boot OS9, but I don't think the hard drive is set up properly for dual boot.  Hopefully I can find the install media on the garden.  It doesn't have a mouse or the speakers, so I might start looking for those...

 

Apple iMac G3/233
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_ab.html

 

Apple eMac G4/1.25 w/ 1GB RAM

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/emac/specs/emac_1.25.html

 

Apple iMac G4/700 w/ 768MB RAM

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_700_fp.html

 

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-1.83-17-inch-specs.html

 

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.16-24-inch-specs.html

 

 

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EDIT: Sorry, thought this was the Trading Post!

 

Never mind :embarrassed:

 

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p. s. If you do decide to sell any of these, let me know!

Edited by CC_333

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10 hours ago, sixsevenco said:

The iMac G4 will likely be my primary focus initially.  I believe this model can natively boot OS9, but I don't think the hard drive is set up properly for dual boot.  Hopefully I can find the install media on the garden.  It doesn't have a mouse or the speakers, so I might start looking for those...

Yes, that model should boot OS9 with no problems and will run it quite nicely.  This restore disc set should work for you: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/restore-disc-set-imac-g4.  Main thing is to make sure that the HD has OS9 drivers installed if you're partitioning it in OS X.  The keyboard that's specific to this model might be a little harder to find in non-yellowed condition but they are out there if you look hard enough.  The mouse and the speakers are very easy to find.

 

"Correct" keyboard and mouse - https://www.ebay.com/itm/264371893762

Mouse - https://www.ebay.com/itm/133107101319

Speakers - https://www.ebay.com/itm/283423920381

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12 minutes ago, EvilCapitalist said:

Yes, that model should boot OS9 with no problems and will run it quite nicely.  This restore disc set should work for you: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/restore-disc-set-imac-g4.  Main thing is to make sure that the HD has OS9 drivers installed if you're partitioning it in OS X.  The keyboard that's specific to this model might be a little harder to find in non-yellowed condition but they are out there if you look hard enough.  The mouse and the speakers are very easy to find.

 

"Correct" keyboard and mouse - https://www.ebay.com/itm/264371893762

Mouse - https://www.ebay.com/itm/133107101319

Speakers - https://www.ebay.com/itm/283423920381

Thanks for the garden link.  I found that last night, but I wasn't 100% sure it was the right one.  How does the process work?  Will restore disks 1-6 install everything back to factory fresh? Including dual boot with OS9?  I'm confused why there is also an OS9 install iso.  I've done zero research, so please forgive me for asking something I could probably figure out with a little searching and reading...  :):)

 

I have the correct keyboard, and it is yellowed.  I may try to retrobright it using this method:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1OVj0IcqY

 

I also have the correct mouse. Thanks for the links.  I'll keep an eye out for the speakers. 

 

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I have my original iMac G4 and all the original install media. I can get you images no problem if you need them. Mine has OS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.4 on it. Works very well.

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Yes, the six disc restore set will put it back to how it arrived new in the box, dual booting OS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.1.2 and all the preloaded software installed.  The separate OS9 and OS X CDs are so you could reinstall just the OS without all the extras.

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9 minutes ago, EvilCapitalist said:

Yes, the six disc restore set will put it back to how it arrived new in the box, dual booting OS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.1.2 and all the preloaded software installed.  The separate OS9 and OS X CDs are so you could reinstall just the OS without all the extras.

Thanks. I don’t really care about OS X. I think I’ll just get the OS9 iso and load a clean version of that. 

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The iMac G4 and eMac I think are what would be worth the most out of that lot. The later iMacs not as much. The original iMac, it would be neat to see what revision that is...I am unsure as to if some are more valuable than others. Apparently good, working iMac G4s are somewhat hard to come by...screen issues someone told me.I had no idea since mine works fine...

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Thanks. I am thinking I’ll probably sell the later iMacs at some point. I never had one, and my interests are more in 90’s macs. I had a Quadra 660 back in the day, paired with the 14” Audiovision monitor. I regret selling those.  

 

I’ll see if I can figure out what rev the original iMac is when I get home. 

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56 minutes ago, LaPorta said:

The iMac G4 and eMac I think are what would be worth the most out of that lot. The later iMacs not as much. The original iMac, it would be neat to see what revision that is...I am unsure as to if some are more valuable than others. Apparently good, working iMac G4s are somewhat hard to come by...screen issues someone told me.I had no idea since mine works fine...

I had one that had the 'red shift' screen issue.  At first it was like having a plasma display and kinda cool, but that feeling went away pretty quickly, when it was your main work machine.  I got mine working normally again, but I could never trust that the issue wouldn't come back and I really didn't like working inside it, so I sold it.  That is one that I regret losing, especially since I had bought it new,  One of the coolest Macs ever, IMO.  Enjoy, sixsevenco ... and color me envious.

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