Author Topic: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower  (Read 760 times)

slope

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Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:29:08 am »
Collection only from the bottom of Snowdon (that’s in Wales ;))

G3 (blueberry) iMac with keyboard and mouse. Was running last time I used it. No discs.

G5 tower, no hard drive, very dusty. Was working ok before I removed the hard drive (unable to erase it as have no monitor now)

Of use to anyone?

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Re: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 07:37:16 pm »
Is the G5 the aluminium tower one?

slope

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Re: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 09:50:56 pm »
Is the G5 the aluminium tower one?

Yep, it replaced a Plastic G4 tower - I thought all G5s were aluminium?

Also it occurs to me, when I get my 2017 iMac back from warranty repair, I could Ethernet the G5 and iMac together and then wipe the G5 hard drive via Disk Utility - so the G5’s original 160Gb hard drive could be included?

Just a thought

But I suppose it would help if I can find the original Install discs too  ::-)

Re: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 10:02:45 pm »
Slope, if you can find the original disc, you can start the G5 using that disk as the startup disk and use Disk Utility to reformat the G5's hard disk before installing the original OS afresh.

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Re: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 10:34:39 pm »
Incoming PM.  :thumbsup:
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Offered for free! G3 iMac (blueberry) + G5 tower
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 05:59:00 pm »
Still available.

G5 is twin 1.8GHz - and was up and running yesterday, despite its internal fluff. Presumably I could just wipe the Home folder and leave the system and original hard drive intact? Still haven’t found the installation disks  :(

Seems a shame to go to the tip with them  :(