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  1. Hi all, My iMac G3's CD-ROM is struggling to eject CDs, I have to grab the partially ejected CD and yank it out before it inserts itself again. I thought about replacing it with another drive, but I've came across this guide, and I'm wondering if it would be any help to me? also, concerning the guide, I'm not sure if it's good idea to microwave a rubber band in water at 115ºC. The water will be boiling and I'm afraid that the rubber band would melt...
  2. My iMac G3 had arrived today and when I unpacked it, I've noticed some beige plastic around the VGA and RAM lids, I took it out. Then I noticed that the bottom left CRT holder is cracked and there's a screw visible, I opened the iMac and while I was opening it more and more beige plastic pieces started to fall out of the iMac. The bottom plastic case was a bit stuck, but at the end, the beige plastic had snapped and released the right part of the white bottom case. Also, the CRT doesn't fit perfectly with the front panel, there is a small space between the monitor glass and the plastic case.
  3. Hello I have an iMac G3 Snow White and the optical drive is rather tenacious about making ejection difficult necessitating a manual ejection which is cumbersome and not easily succeeded but only after several attempts. I will open the machine up and investigate a permanent fix but failing that I would like to know from forum members if there are current alternatives that will fit this machine. I pasted the relevant portion of "Apple's Optical - Zip Matrix PDF" but I doubt any of these drives are still available as new but it might serve as a reference. Any help woul
  4. Hello I believe I have a cable that needs replacing. Recently I discovered an exploded battery and after close inspection it caused some damage to the CD-ROM data cable. In fact four pins from the socket have snapped off and are in fact stuck inside the data cable itself and I cannot get them out. I don't mind a non-apple part at all but I am not sure what I need. Does anyone know what kind of cable I need in terms of the connector? If anyone can provide some guidance I would be grateful. Kindest regards —Alex
  5. Hi I just need a second opinion and potentially a little help locating a part. I am taking apart an iMac G3, cleaning and inspecting after I found a compromised battery. While going through the process I discovered that the largest capacitor on the Power Supply Board, Ver. 2 appears bulged to the touch and visually. Now, I did try to locate this part and it appears available in bulk which I don't want, I only need one but I was thrown off by the 400wv designation. What does wv mean? Could someone confirm if this is indeed a bulged cap and if you think it is, where can I find one?
  6. Hi I am posting this for anyone who might want to take apart an iMac G3 but care to remove the CRT along with both the analog board and video board attached. It might be missed if you just dive in. As per Page 114. imac233-266-333.pdf That's all folks! —Alex
  7. I was running my iMac G3 when I noticed that the screen suddenly turned to grey (same as the default desktop color) and then faded to black. I thought maybe it had fallen asleep or something like that, and hit the power button which caused it to shut down. I started it back up again and it got to the desktop normally, but after a few minutes the screen again turned grey and then faded off after about a full second, forcing me to again power it down. Now when I try to turn it back on, the screen remains off. I have monitored the machine during startup and it sounds as though it is spinning
  8. I am in the process of tearing down my iMac G3 with the purpose of shipping out the motherboard, analog board, and PSU for recapping. I was able to get the motherboard and PSU out after a good deal of effort, and was just starting the final push to remove the analog board. I was able to remove all of the connectors except for the red pair of wires connecting the screen and focus control to the CRT board (shown between my thumb and forefinger in the below imgur album): http://imgur.com/a/bBdN6 I can't seem to find any way that these wires can be disconnected from the screen/focus control
  9. Hi, I recently bought two “rev. A” iMacs (I noticed they had the Rage II chip) that came with the same Mezzanine card installed. Since I haven't made a thorough disassembly of these tray-loading iMacs, I haven’t had a careful look at the card they have brought. I’m hoping some of you guys recognise the card by the ports layout.
  10. I have an iMac G3 revision B as part of my (very small) collection. Everything seems to be working great, but a couple of weeks back I noticed that every ten or twenty minutes or so after startup, the screen makes a small clicking sound and then flickers briefly (kind of like how the picture looks when degaussing a monitor, but not as dramatic) and returns to normal. There don't appear to be any adverse effects apart from the brief issue with the picture onscreen, but given its age I am a bit leery about the fact that this manifested relatively recently. Could this be a problem with the an
  11. Little by little I’m becoming more attached to these little macs. They are the offspring of the Classic Macs and flag Apple’s rebirth from the ashes. I’ve been focusing mainly in getting a SE/30 or Colour Classic and in the process I have given little attention to these inconspicuous machines. But by the fifth complete tear-down and restoration I can assure you they are a resilient bunch and gorgeous looking machines, bridging our internet age to the analogue ways.
  12. Hi guys, I was given a Graphite DV SE 400 Mhz with video issues. And indeed: After several PRAM resets and a PMU reset and a new PRAM battery (which all changed nothing): bad colours, for example the icons + icon names on the desktop have a "pinkish tail" to the right. Sometimes, it partly seemed ok though. I think that when rebooting it will sometimes stay grey, no image at all. After putting it to sleep mode and waking it up, the (bad) image shows again, but darker. When doing this again, it becomes so dark that it's unreadable. HOWEVER when connected to a external display by VGA, the
  13. Does anyone have any idea why my Classic might throw a "Divide by zero" error?, when I try and connect to an iMac G3.Its the classic Mac bomb screen and even if you try and restart it gives the same error. Both machines are connected to a switch, and the Classic has a Dayna SCSI/Ethernet box. The iMac G3 has the Networking CP set to Ethernet and the Classic has the same thing set to Alt Ethernet from a choice of three, the other two do nothing apparently. Both machines have sharing set to on. Louis
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