iMAc G3 Slot Loading with fireware?

7 posts / 0 new
Last post
Offline
Last seen: 17 years 2 months ago
Joined: Apr 3 2007 - 03:46
Posts: 3
iMAc G3 Slot Loading with fireware?

hello, i have an iMac G3 that is slot loading. Here is the spec's:
256MB + 64MB RAM
6GB HDD
slot-loading
I have OSX and OS9 but, sadly, OSX is rather slow.
350mHz PowerPC G3 Processor

A freind on old-computer forums, says that the iMac G3 SL did not have fireware, however, my iMac does. It is very clear to see. I was told that it has the bus, but not the port. Prehaps i have a modified iMac? I am not sure. I have a picture of it on the link below.

(topic on my website: http://old-computer.org/index.php?page=2&p=221&phpbb_script=viewtopic#221)

cwsmith's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: Oct 13 2005 - 08:23
Posts: 698
Re: iMAc G3 Slot Loading with fireware?

hello, i have an iMac G3 that is slot loading. Here is the spec's:
A freind on old-computer forums, says that the iMac G3 SL did not have fireware, however, my iMac does. It is very clear to see. I was told that it has the bus, but not the port. Prehaps i have a modified iMac? I am not sure. I have a picture of it on the link below.

Only the very earliest slotloaders did not have FireWire -- mostly 350's. Most slotloaders do have two FireWire ports.

Trayloader iMacs do not have FireWire, although there was a third-party add-on card for the very first (Bondi blue) iMacs.

dankephoto's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
Posts: 1899
No FireWare, but you do seem to have FireWire

The label on your iMac and its logic board do not match. As far as I know, no 350MHz iMacs shipped with FireWire, so at some point your iMac must have had a brain transplant. If the ports exist, then you'll have working FireWire, assuming its circuits haven't been fried or something.

For more details on all of your iMac's equipment, launch Apple System Profiler. Under OS 9, you'll find an alias for it in the Apple Menu. Under OS X, go to the Apple Menu, select "About This Mac", then click the "More Info..." button in the resulting window.

Here's a nice chart showing all the available G3 iMac models and their specs. Looks like you've got a first gen Blueberry model with faster-than-350 replacement MLB.

dan k

Offline
Last seen: 17 years 2 months ago
Joined: Apr 3 2007 - 03:46
Posts: 3
ah, thanks, i will look at th

ah, thanks, i will look at that, and see if the FireWire works.

Very strange. I bought it from here:

http://www.forevermac.com/imac/imac%20350.htm
That company appear to have several in stock.

thanks for your help.

dankephoto's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
Posts: 1899
re: Very strange

Or not. Happens all the time that MLBs get replaced. You just got lucky on this one.
Smile

dan k

Offline
Last seen: 17 years 2 months ago
Joined: Apr 3 2007 - 03:46
Posts: 3
mabye i was. Still, I will ha

mabye i was. Still, I will have to find some firewire compatible stuff to use on it.

iamdigitalman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
Joined: Mar 1 2004 - 22:18
Posts: 629
Firewire devices

on my B&W G3, I've got an iPodd hooked up to one, and I plan to have an isight to hook up to the other one. since the SL iMacs have a fixed CD-ROM drive, you can get a firewire CD/RW or DVD-ROM, combo, or superdrive. in your case, FW is the way to go, as you will get much better results over 400mbps firewire instead of 12mbps USB 1.1, as you have. A company called Que! used to make a VERY reliable firewire line. I think it was a CD/RW, and another was a DVD-RAM.

have a look here:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=QPS-525

hope that helps.

-digital Wink

Log in or register to post comments