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My second group, For all iBook Users  to share problems or compliments to the original or newer iBook's design, but its not limited to that if anyone has other ideas.


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Latest Activity: Jan 28

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SSD on clamshell ?

I brought an SSD IDE drive to run on my 466 lime SE only to find it did not run. It was hell getting it out and in the end I replacing the drive with a conventional 60 Gig 7200 rpm drive which is…Continue

Started by Jeremy Clayton-Travis Oct 28, 2013.

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Comment by familyguy9877 on January 5, 2011 at 11:16pm
I have an iBook G3 366MHz Graphite and an iBook G3 600Mhz both running 10.4.11 Tiger

Has or is anyone else having the screen issue where the newer iBook G3 where it goes black in certain spots, mine is really bad and pretty much unusable right now and i will be trying to fix the wire soon.
Any suggestions?
Comment by familyguy9877 on January 30, 2011 at 12:50am
I just got a 466MHz Clamshell SE DVD model for $25! and it works great, so now i have two clams
Comment by Sotirios Soulantikas on February 1, 2011 at 6:21am
Well, I have a 300MHz blueberry iBook (the original) with 192 MB RAM running Panther. I bought it a couple of years ago... Also, I changed the hard drive to a 40GB one. Good times!!
Comment by Melissa on February 8, 2011 at 1:05pm
The 366MHz Graphite "SE" iBook was my second main computer back in 2000, replacing my Performa 6320.
Comment by Claes on February 26, 2011 at 8:41am

A couple days ago I got an original 300Mhz blueberry iBook and tried installing Jaguar on it...

...The OS X CDs didn't want to play nice with the clam, so I ended up installing OS 9.1 on it from the recovery CD listed on Macintosh garden. Thank you oh wonderful garden of software! :)

Comment by David Merrill on February 27, 2011 at 1:20pm
I just got my first clam shell iBook on Ebay. It came in the mail yesterday. It's 300 mhz Blueberry running OS 9.0 with 96 mb of ram and a 3 GB hd and a little over 1 gb free. It runs a hell of a lot better than my old lime iMac. I definitely need to reconfigure and clean off the old guy. But I'm thrilled with my first clam shell. I have to admit, I have always wanted one of these. I finally decided to get one after joining this forum. I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a laptop dedicated to my writing only. I wondered if I would have to save down files from MS Word 2004 for Word 98 to read them or perhaps upgrade to OS 10 (thanks to Claes for his post below. You just saved me a bunch of money!) and load MS Word 2004. But I decided get out the old USB Zip Drive and just transfer the files as is. And they opened like a dream. This thing is way faster than I expected it to be with the low end things I had in mind for it. I thought I'd be buying RAM, but now I think it's going to work just fine as is! I may eventually decide to get an Airport card and add RAM for web surfing, but then again, I've got my eye on a loaded graphite 466 ghz iBook  or a 366 ghz tangerine unit.
Comment by maxheadroom on March 25, 2011 at 12:48pm

I upgraded my 366 Mhz clamshell with a slot-in dvd-combo drive. Playing dvd-s flawlessly, my niece just love it! Sadly noticed that Starcraft lagging on it, altough running fast on my iMac G3 350 Mhz model...

Comment by Mike Thompson on May 21, 2011 at 7:46pm
No longer own a clamshell, but do have a 500mhz dual USB, and a 1.33ghz G4. I use the 500mhz as a "Linux Box" and run 10.5 on the G4. Both are still pretty useful =)
Comment by Einar Mostad on June 5, 2011 at 6:29am

Proud owner of an iBook Clamshell "Revision B" 300 MHz / 6 GB / 576 MB. It now runs OS 9.2.2 and OS 10.3.9 "Panther".

I originally got this iBook when my mother updated to a newer iBook in 2002 and it was in daily use in OS 9 untill I stumbled in the power cord at Christmass 2006. I got a MacBook to replace it and was suddenly in the OS X and Intel age.

In 2008 i did a home maid repair on the AC adapter, and in 2011 i bought a cheap AC adaptor and some RAM and installed OS X "Panther" on it. I use it as my kitchen machine now, for web browsing, blogging, mail and retro-gaming (in classic and OS 9). I also occasionaly use a patch editor program for my Roland synth modul in OS 9. (It was discontinued before OS X and I haven't found a good, cheap replacement yet.)

Comment by Jason on March 23, 2013 at 3:37am

I have about 5 working ibooks.  I just learned (or forgot) that there was an OS 8.6.  Someone I know is looking for it, and now that he needs it I want it lol.  If anyone has it please let me know?  Thank you.


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