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  1. Yeah, the tone they emit isn't easy to tune out. I can't deny that a slot load is probably superior in terms of reliability, speed? Absolutely not.
  2. tray load iMac G3's are worthless in my opinion being early models. They have a constant fan and not so great speakers built in. Expandability is difficult, it has been a while but I think you can slide off the bottom half after removing a few screws, and opening the hard drive container. They also have a 66MHz memory bus where the pismo has 100MHz. Trayloads have max 512MB while Pismo has 1GB max memory. Powerbook Pismo has a lot more ports on the back as well as FireWire while the iMac G3's didn't get that until after 350Mhz models. Note that 350Mhz marked the redesign, but it wasn't until t
  3. Pismo 500MHz. Best out of the G3 books. Has all the ports in the back and supports external displays. Most intuitive for servicing as well.
  4. How's the web expierence with it? I have a 1GHz iBook and the web is dreadful.
  5. Absolutely. I have a 1.07GHz iBook that I want to put an SSD in but, since it was a PITA just to put a 100GB drive in it 8 years ago, I'm worried about breaking stuff and losing the mountain of screws.
  6. ^ If that doesn't work, it sounds like a temperature sensor has disconnected. So, it's in a fail safe mode. Find a temperature monitor program and load it up, see if one of them sensors is reading funky.
  7. Eh, I think I have a blueberry lid somewhere.
  8. I've always used Disk Utility's Restore image option to boot the OS X installer from either a partition or firewire drive. If only they made firewire flash drives, all my OS X (pre 10.5?) would be on flash drives.
  9. You're probably better off with an early model Core Duo or Core 2 duo mac mini or iMac.
  10. Didn't Google pull their search bar out of Firefox recently? If they did, it'll be hard for me to get the new version. I've tried other search engines and none of them "felt" like I was getting the searches I wanted. Not even Dogpile...
  11. Hey, I've had this StyleWriter under my bed with my IIsi and Performa 400 for while and I'd like to use the printer with my Vista laptop, iMac early 2006, and Quicksilver G4. Which computer would be the easiest to connect to and then share from to the others from there? Last spring I garbage picked it and it still worked with the Performa it came with. Neither mac's have ethernet so I can't just connect to my network easily. I would assume I need an Apple 8-din adapter of some sort. Was there ever a PCI version of what I'm talking about? I have a newer printer in the closet but, I'd rathe
  12. I did the: dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@0 d# 867000000 encode-int " clock-frequency" property and after that was done I typed mac-boot hit enter and hit the C key as soon as possible.
  13. I got a dell 15" LCD from a garage sale a few years back and I googled the model number and it turned out it used the same solder from the iBook G3's. Cracked it open found the back solder joint, added my own solder and she still works flawlessly to this day. I use it at work since my desk didn't have an LCD supplied like everyone else's.
  14. Actually the lowest end quicksilver is 733MHz. I own one. But yes, take it apart and stick all the parts in the dish washer, no soap or heated dry cycle. I did this to my thing apple keyboard when I accidentally spilled something on a couple keys, also stuck my PM 8500 mother board in there as well. Let it dry for a week, but flip it end over end to make sure no water is sitting under the chips.
  15. The they start to bulge and cause system problems to the point of not being able to use the computer at all... to put it bluntly.
  16. you could get two 120GB hard drives if you did not want to buy a SATA card and do a Striped RAID so you have a single 240GB drive. What I did with my quicksilver G4(because I was young and poor at the time) is take out both the zip and dvd drive replaced them with PATA drives instead. From memory you have to assign the hard drives jumpers, the zip is Slave and the dvd drive is master. When I wanted to upgrade the g4 to leopard, I cleared off a hard drive and cloned an OS X iso to the drive and booted from that. Of course, this is banking on you not need an optical drive, or if you
  17. You could also make an ISO of the drive and save it to the external. That might be a slower option too.
  18. ^^^ Mac's before 2002 have a 128GB limit. The TAM would only see that much, unless there's a mod for it.
  19. I'm running Camino 2.0.4 on Tiger right now. Why are we pointing this user to an outdated version?
  20. I love you man I probably will do that soon. I already have a bench grinder, Milwaukee hammer drill, drill bits, and my tool bag of screw drivers, nut drivers, allen keys, pliers, and wire strippers. I'm on the road to mobile repair. I wish more people would do stuff like me and you do dude.
  21. Yes they're very good machines. I got mine doing video editing and ProPresenter duty sometimes. ProPresenter is not supposed to be working on a G4. They say you need a G5 or better.
  22. You should stick 1.25GB in it, or 1.5GB. I use mine as a file server and on and off web surfer when I'm in a desktop mood. It also runs a triple screen setup, downloads videos and other files, and has 4 HD's inside. G4's are the best newer mac's out there, cheap, not too slow yet, and you can actually work on them!
  23. Well, one of the bigger churches in my churches network has a small recording studio for spoken word stuff and they have dual 2GHz(early 2005) G5 sitting around. I asked about and my friend who asked the head audio tech said it was "dead". I've been my friends computer support for a while so when they say "dead" it's as simple as a messed up system file or bad OS install. So I have a little bit of hope for it. What I want to know is, what are the known problem of early 2005 G5 towers?
  24. I've found that if you're careful enough, a flat head screw driver works fine for popping the case off. No marks either.
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