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Still useful after 8 years! 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
My G3's are going strong. I use the Lime machine for light internet surfing while the Snow machine is used for importing and editing my favorite tv commercials.
Posted by beetleboy, on Dec 31, 2008 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the HD tips! Much appreciated! 659 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the HD tips! Much appreciated!
Posted by beetleboy, on Mar 6, 2008 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
500 GB SATA HD in G4 iMac 1.25 ghz? 659 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd like to replace the stock 80 GB HD for a brand new Western Digital 500 GB HD with a SATA interface in my G4 iMac 1.25 ghz.

If anyone has any expertise on this question, I'd appreciate any...
Posted by beetleboy, on Mar 4, 2008 at 08:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
If I recall correctly, the G3 iMacs only ended up... 664 Views / 2 Replies  
If I recall correctly, the G3 iMacs only ended up being made with either a CD-ROM, CD-RW, or a DVD-ROM. My Lime & Graphite G3 DV's have a DVD-ROM drive while my Snow SE 700 has a CD-RW drive. I...
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Welcome back. Enjoy your iMac. 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Welcome back. Enjoy your iMac.
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 11, 2007 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, if you can get your hands on some OS 9... 388 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, if you can get your hands on some OS 9 system install discs, I'd reintall the system, check the specs of the machine (ram, hd capacity, and speed), check that it has the lastest firmware and...
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 11, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
From what I've read over the years the G3's can't... 290 Views / 4 Replies  
From what I've read over the years the G3's can't handle anything over 137 GB. So, if you install a 160 GB HD, you'd only be able to access 137 GB.
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 19, 2007 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
What's Ubuntu? 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
What's Ubuntu?
Posted by beetleboy, on Jun 27, 2007 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I guess for me running the latest and greatest OS... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I guess for me running the latest and greatest OS on my older machines is just plain cool. In addition, having this functionality shows the awesomeness of Macs.
Posted by beetleboy, on Jun 24, 2007 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't be surprised if that rumor is true. ... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I wouldn't be surprised if that rumor is true. The G3 has a PowerPC chip which is only 32 bit while all the new Macs have Intel and 64 bit technology. Leopard will only run on 64 bit units which...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
7 years and still going strong! 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I just returned from a short vacation and used my trusty G3 to import some digital video footage from my trip.
Posted by beetleboy, on Jun 20, 2007 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I suspect there could be some sort of surge/spike... 1,765 Views / 15 Replies  
I suspect there could be some sort of surge/spike in the electrical line. Is your iMac plugged in directly to an outlet or a power strip?
Posted by beetleboy, on Mar 20, 2007 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Downloaded the update on my old G3 iMac 400. I... 21,471 Views / 244 Replies  
Downloaded the update on my old G3 iMac 400. I always download updates and such to this machine first to make sure the update is viable before downloading onto my main unit. Restarted without a...
Posted by beetleboy, on Mar 16, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Interesting idea about the PRAM battery. ... 720 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting idea about the PRAM battery. However, when I replaced my G3 400's HDD, I also took out the original dead PRAM battery with the intention of replacing it later. I eventually got a...
Posted by beetleboy, on Feb 24, 2007 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I know his unit has a fan. I was referring to... 654 Views / 9 Replies  
I know his unit has a fan. I was referring to the hard drive noise, which on the old models was quite common. THANK YOU, COME AGAIN.
Posted by beetleboy, on Feb 13, 2007 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
My G3 iMac DV 400 originally came with a 10 gig... 654 Views / 9 Replies  
My G3 iMac DV 400 originally came with a 10 gig hard drive. It was very loud. However, several years later I replaced it with a 120 gig that's virtually silent. I love it. My G4 isnt' so quiet. ...
Posted by beetleboy, on Feb 13, 2007 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like "GLOD" (green light of death). I may... 428 Views / 2 Replies  
Sounds like "GLOD" (green light of death). I may be wrong, but from what I remember a few years is that many Rev. D iMacs suffered from this because their logic boards malfunctioned. I also...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 19, 2007 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmmm, I just fired up my Lime G3 iMac DV 400 and... 873 Views / 16 Replies  
Hmmmm, I just fired up my Lime G3 iMac DV 400 and watched a YouTube vid. Plays just fine for me. Interesting.
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 8, 2007 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
More info would be helpful. What model, speed,... 873 Views / 16 Replies  
More info would be helpful. What model, speed, OS?

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 6, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
[QUOTE=pcguy1;3258744]Sure they will....someday. ... 3,398 Views / 9 Replies  
[QUOTE=pcguy1;3258744]Sure they will....someday.

When Apple decide to put in those HD/Blueray drive, I sure hope they use something like the LG combo unit instead of locking us in one camp

My...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 5, 2007 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I had a situation that was similar to yours and... 413 Views / 1 Replies  
I had a situation that was similar to yours and my solution may assist you. About a year ago I purchased an external LaCie Porche firwire dual layer DVD-RW drive for my G4 iMac. When I connected...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 5, 2007 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra... 691 Views / 14 Replies  
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra computer in my classroom. Yeah, I think they came in Graphite and Snow. It's funny because the 700 SE was only produced for a short time. After which, the...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra... 691 Views / 14 Replies  
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra computer in my classroom. Yeah, I think they came in Graphite and Snow. It's funny because the 700 SE was only produced for a short time. After which, the...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra... 691 Views / 14 Replies  
I got it on eBay back in 2004 as an extra computer in my classroom. Yeah, I think they came in Graphite and Snow. It's funny because the 700 SE was only produced for a short time. After which, the...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's definitely a slot-loader. Tray-loaders... 691 Views / 14 Replies  
It's definitely a slot-loader. Tray-loaders never had CD writers.
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check eBay for internal CD-RW drives for G3 iMacs 691 Views / 14 Replies  
Check eBay for internal CD-RW drives for G3 iMacs
Posted by beetleboy, on Jan 2, 2007 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Thanks Will C and P for your clarifications on... 4,176 Views / 50 Replies  
Thanks Will C and P for your clarifications on the specifications of the G3 iMac DV's!

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Dec 15, 2006 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: My most favorite iMac ever for me is my Lime G3... 4,176 Views / 50 Replies  
My most favorite iMac ever for me is my Lime G3 iMac DV 400. I love this machine. She still purrs like a cat even after six years.
Posted by beetleboy, on Dec 14, 2006 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I just checked my G3 iMac and it's firmware... 651 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, I just checked my G3 iMac and it's firmware version is 4.1.9
Posted by beetleboy, on Oct 7, 2006 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
From what I can tell the firmware needs to be... 651 Views / 2 Replies  
From what I can tell the firmware needs to be upgraded.
Posted by beetleboy, on Oct 7, 2006 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I still use my G3 iMac 400 almost on a daily... 845 Views / 9 Replies  
I still use my G3 iMac 400 almost on a daily basis. It still runs great and it's been over 6 years.

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 29, 2006 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Why would you want to install XP on Mac? 2,359 Views / 9 Replies  
Why would you want to install XP on Mac?
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 17, 2006 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
What kind of iMac is it and what OS is it running? 722 Views / 9 Replies  
What kind of iMac is it and what OS is it running?
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 17, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Dave B. has the right idea because that's exactly... 2,186 Views / 19 Replies  
Dave B. has the right idea because that's exactly the way I installed Panther onto my older G3 iMacs. FW Target Mode is an awesome feature and very useful.
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 13, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, these iMacs support up to 1 GB of RAM. I... 2,186 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes, these iMacs support up to 1 GB of RAM. I have two G3 iMacss that have in excess of 512 MB of RAM. Each machine has a 512 stick with a 128 stick and a 256 stick.
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 12, 2006 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
No actually, the Snow 700 is sitting on my... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
No actually, the Snow 700 is sitting on my kitchen table and hasn't been powered on for about 4 months. Surprisingly, I use the old Lime 400 for this purpose. It does the job well. I'm also a...
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 9, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I also use my old G3 iMac for importing video... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I also use my old G3 iMac for importing video from cable tv and from my camcorder. It's nice and it doesn't tie up my newer, faster unit.
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 9, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've bought all my iMacs from Macmall. ... 801 Views / 10 Replies  
I've bought all my iMacs from Macmall. www.macmall.com
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 9, 2006 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 iMac usage in 2006 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Here's the URL for that article:

http://digg.com/apple/Turning_Back_the_Clock_Is_a_G3_iMac_Usable_in_2006

Enjoy!
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 6, 2006 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, That's the first time I've ever heard of... 383 Views / 2 Replies  
Wow, That's the first time I've ever heard of that happening before. I'll have to do some research on this.

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Sep 5, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Let's keep this thread alive. 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Let's keep this thread alive.
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 30, 2006 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a 120 GB, 7200 RPM drive in my Lime iMac... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I have a 120 GB, 7200 RPM drive in my Lime iMac G3 400 and it runs great. As far as I can tell it's never overheated since installing this new drive. In addition, the new drive has been in the unit...
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 13, 2006 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey dude! Try ebay because that's where I got... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Hey dude! Try ebay because that's where I got some of my iMacs.
Posted by beetleboy, on Aug 10, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yup, max out the RAM to 1 GB if you can and get a... 594 Views / 12 Replies  
Yup, max out the RAM to 1 GB if you can and get a bigger and faster HDD too. Good Luck.

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
When I upgraded the HDD in my Lime DV 400 from... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
When I upgraded the HDD in my Lime DV 400 from 10GB to 120GB I was amazed at how quiet it became. It's quieter than my G4 FP. I hope she continues to plug away for years to come.

In addtion,...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I know the 700 mhz model is hard to come by... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Yeah, I know the 700 mhz model is hard to come by these days. I actually purchased it over ebay a few years back on "accident." I was looking at the auction to check it out and pressed "buy it...
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 24, 2006 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the sig tip, imitchellg5! I changed... 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
Thanks for the sig tip, imitchellg5! I changed it immediately.

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 23, 2006 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you still use your G3 iMac? 29,597 Views / 207 Replies  
I still use my Lime G3 for DVD stuff. She's over 6 years old and slow, but she still get's the job done!
Posted by beetleboy, on Jul 22, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that when I get... 423 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that when I get home!

Beetleboy
Posted by beetleboy, on May 1, 2006 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Everything's fine. I just leave the external DVD... 775 Views / 10 Replies  
Everything's fine. I just leave the external DVD drive on.
Posted by beetleboy, on Apr 24, 2006 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
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