Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:01 -0700, Dan Ziegler wrote: Ralph, this hard disk was pretty easy to get to: I just removed the motherboard, and the disks were right there in a caddy. See xlr8 your mac's page here: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html - it's helpful.

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-30 Thread Kris Tilford
On Apr 30, 2011, at 4:07 AM, Ralph Green wrote: I don't see how the bottom plate comes off. I see in the pictures that they got it out. But, what do you pull or pry on? In the 2nd photo the plug that's causing you problems is shown taken apart in about the 11 o'clock position and someone

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2011-04-30 at 04:17 -0500, Kris Tilford wrote: On Apr 30, 2011, at 4:07 AM, Ralph Green wrote: I don't see how the bottom plate comes off. I see in the pictures that they got it out. But, what do you pull or pry on? In the 2nd photo the plug that's causing you problems is shown

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-27 Thread t...@io.com
On Apr 26, 6:01 pm, Dan Ziegler d.ziegle...@gmail.com wrote: Ralph, this hard disk was pretty easy to get to: I just removed the motherboard, and the disks were right there in a caddy. See xlr8 your mac's page here:http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html - it's

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread t...@io.com
On Apr 24, 6:14 pm, Dan Ziegler d.ziegle...@gmail.com wrote: I have recently bought an iMac G4 (iLamp) off craigslist-it's the original 17 model (800 MHz, SDRAM, 80 GB). Just an aside, as your main questions have already been addressed by others... There were two extremely similar models of

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread Tina K.
On 2011/04/26 09:41, t...@io.com so eloquently wrote: There were two extremely similar models of 800MHz G4, 17 iLamp. The first one will boot into OS 9.2. The second one will not.It's a bit like the difference between a regular MDD and a FW800 MDD, except harder to tell apart. Yours is

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread John Carmonne
On Apr 26, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Tina K. wrote: On 2011/04/26 09:41, t...@io.com so eloquently wrote: There were two extremely similar models of 800MHz G4, 17 iLamp. The first one will boot into OS 9.2. The second one will not. It's a bit like the difference between a regular MDD and a

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread Tina K.
On 2011/04/26 14:28, John Carmonne so eloquently wrote: On Apr 26, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Tina K. wrote: According to Mactracker both of the USB 1 17 iMacs use the GeForce4 MX but the earlier one came with 32 MB of VRAM whereas the second one came with 64 MB VRAM. Tina IMO EveryMac.com gives

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread John Carmonne
On Apr 26, 2011, at 1:43 PM, Tina K. wrote: On 2011/04/26 14:28, John Carmonne so eloquently wrote: On Apr 26, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Tina K. wrote: According to Mactracker both of the USB 1 17 iMacs use the GeForce4 MX but the earlier one came with 32 MB of VRAM whereas the second one came

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-26 Thread Dan Ziegler
Thanks for all the insight... now I'll have to check and see what GeForce it has!! ;-) This screen has plastic on the top as far as I can tell, the shame is all the pixels are nice and bright, only the top layer is scratched. Might just have to keep an eye out for dead iMacs with good screens. As

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-25 Thread Bruce Johnson
On Apr 24, 2011, at 4:14 PM, Dan Ziegler wrote: But I was wondering why the old drive failed. It wouldn't even start up off the OS X DVD to do a disk check! I took the original failed hard drive and stuck it in my Linux box, and ran Disk Utility (the Gnome app, it's similar to Apple's). Disk