iMac G3 Beige Tower

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Well, my reliable old iMac G3 is losing things one by one, first the LED and then the speakers. Now the DVD drive was never crash hot and the tubes in these things are likely to die a premature death. So my plans for this reliable old machine is to give it a new birth as an ATX Beige G3 Tower! This forum is both an ideas page as well as a sort of progress log.

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Re: iMac G3 Beige Tower
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Re: iMac G3 Beige Tower

Mind if I use this wallpaper when my hack is completed MaxTek? I am hoping that the next beige tower I find is not a working one, otherwise I might have to go next best - a beige ATX case, which although it wouldn't look anywhere as good it would still match the beige LG monitor I want to match it up with. By the way MaxTek what model iMac G3 did you use?

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Re: iMac G3 Beige Tower

Of course you can use the wallpaper. I used an iMac g3/333mhz tray-loader for the atx tower.

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Thanks, the one I'm planning on using is the G3/500 in my signature.

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Re: iMac G3 Beige Tower

How did you go about the PSU and the rear ports? did you wire up the original iMac PSU or use an ATX (or even beige G3) one. With the rear ports did you make a custom I/O shield or just leave it uncovered? Also how did you go about the CD/DVD drive - Original or wire up a standard IDE one? Sorry if these are too many questions for you, I just want to make a fairly comprehensive and well done hack and possibly submit it as a story (?) acknowledging everyone who helped of course, I don't like hogging the limelight...

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