[lug] FREE: G3 iMac Rev. A 233 Mhz
robert.racansky at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 10:22:27 MST 2008
Before I put this on a Free Cycle mail list, I thought I'd offer it here.
I figure the chances of it being put to some good use are better that way.
Pickup near Foothills Parkway and Pearl East Circle in Boulder during normal
business hours -- on or after Monday December 01 2008.
See http://lowendmac.com/imacs/rev-a-imac-g3-233-mhz.html for a
picture and details.
The only issues I've had with it are
(1) I'm not very familiar with OS 9.
(2) The mouse occasionally stops working. I would suggest replacing
it with a new mouse; any Microsoft-compatible USB mouse -- about $10
-- should work.
(3) When I leave it on for long periods of time, the screen goes
blank. This may be in sleep mode (see item #1), but if so, I can't
get it to wake up. Using my Microsoft USB optical mouse seems to
solve this problem, but I'm not including the MS mouse with this, only
the original mouse.
(4) I can't get network connectivity, and it's not worth my time to
troubleshoot this (especially given point #1 above). I don't know if
this is a hardware issue, OS issue, or iCab issue.
I've had network connectivity before, so I'm not sure what went wrong.
• PowerPC G3 233 Mhz Rev. A
• operating system: Mac OS 9.2.2. This was the last version of OS 9,
released in December 2001. It is no longer supported by Apple.
• RAM: 160 MB (128 MB + 32 MB)
• hard drive: 4 GB
• optical drive: CD-ROM
• manufactured: 9/9/1998
• serial number: XB837FYRDFN
• ethernet ID: 000502E3ABBA
• Includes keyboard, power cord, and mouse. I'd suggest
replacing the mouse.
• Modem and Ethernet connector. To connect to a wireless network, see
www.macwireless.com (cost about $100 for compatible wireless hardware,
since Apple no longer makes the original AirPort card for these).
More info at
Apple support: http://www.apple.com/support
Low End Mac: http://lowendmac.com/
Colorado Macintosh Users Group: http://www.comug.com (NCAR in Boulder)
Denver Apple Pi: http://www.denverapplepi.com
iCab: The only browser currently being developed and maintained for Mac OS 9
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