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powerbook G3 500 mhz firewire

I was given recently a powerbook G3 500 mhz firewire model that was doa when I received it. After leaving it plugged in for several hours and not starting up I was about to put in the junk pile when I gave it one last try to start it. It surprised me by sounding the gong sound and booting up in os 9.



From the time it first booted up I planned on the updates for it. The first thing I did was add 512 of ram to the 128 mb it came with. I installed os 10.4.11 on it and it ran slow for… Continue

Added by Michael on December 19, 2009 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

"New" old mac

I have just acquired a g3 blue and white 350 mhz mac tower with a 17" Apple crt monitor. The first thing I did to it was replace the 6 gb hard drive and put in a 20 gb hard drive and install 10.4.11 on to it. The other up grades I did was to install 4 128 mb memory chips, a wireless card, and 4 usb 2 ports card. This is my first tower so it is a different experience of not have to tear apart the computer to get to any of the insides. It runs well on the os 10.4 and I plan on putting in a second… Continue

Added by Michael on June 8, 2009 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

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