Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

iMac update

Finished the upgrade of the 1ghz 17" iMac G4, which is now 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5 250gb hard drive, with a fairly new DVD writer, camera, and Apple's Pro Speakers and iSight camera. Unfortunately it's the one with some stuck pixels (I think they are stuck rather than dead, since I can see the mouse pointer faintly if I put it there) and so far I haven't found a fix for this that will work on a G4 outside the area of a browser window. Anyone got any suggestions?

It all went well apart from one dead DIMM - a bit of a PITA to fix since it was the one inside rather than the user-replaceable one, but nowhere near as bad as swapping out the drives.

One annoyance - I was going to include a copy of office 2004, largely because it can be used as the "key" for Office 2008 Upgrade version, but it turned out that the box actually contained a copy of Office X, which is even earlier, and didn't have a valid install key. I'd complain, but since I think I paid 50p for it in a charity shop it's hardly worth the effort! Fortunately I've also got a copy of iWork 08 spare, I'll include that instead.

Tomorrow I'll clear up enough to take some photos without my back room looking like a tip and list it on ebay, at say a tenner off what I would normally charge because of the screen problem. Once that's done I just need to wait for the ram to do the 700mhz machine, and get that listed. And after that I really think I'm going to stop messing around with these machines, as I've said once or twice before...

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