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For questions about Apple's iMac G3 line of personal computers, released between 1998 and 2001.

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Trying to install Mac OS 9.2.1 on an iMac G3 (slot loader) but no hard drive detected

I recently acquired an iMac G3 (slot loader) and I am trying to install Mac OS 9.2.1 on it. OS installer seems to boot to Mac OS just fine. The problem is when I try to run the installer, it doesn't ...
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Error message every time I try to launch Mac OS classic

I'm on an iMac G3 running OS 10.3 - trying to launch OS classic 9.2. Every time I try to launch it, regardless of if I have extensions turned on or off, I get the error message: The volume for "...
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How do I change the MAC address of a iMac G3?

I want to connect an iMac G3 running Mac OS 8.6 to my Ethernet network. The easiest way for me to do this is to change the iMac's MAC address. Is it possible to change the MAC address and, if so, how ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, as I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB? I am willing ...
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What was this Apple external CRT monitor that looked like an iMac G3?

In high school I rescued an Apple external monitor from the garbage which looked like an iMac G3, only twice as big. It was blue but I bet it came in different colors as well. It might still be in ...
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Dual-booting Windows 98 on an iMac G3

Is it possible to dual boot Windows 98 or Windows 95 on an iMac G3 running Mac OS 9.2?
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iMac G3 - AirPort Card Port

What kind of port did the iMac G3 use for its wireless AirPort card? What kind of speeds were supported? My G3 has an 802.11b 2.4GHz band card and I am wondering if I can upgrade to a faster card (...
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