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How hard to swap motherboard in iMac G3 400 DV blueberry?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 20, 2006 03:04PM
The modem quit in my G3 400 DV after a power outage. I'm on dial-up and thought this might give me a usable Mac. I found one for $15
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Re: How hard to swap motherboard in iMac G3 400 DV blueberry?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 20, 2006 05:01PM
Dennis, if you don't have the manual, here's links to 2 files at eserviceinfo.com. iMac Slot-Load(DV) [www.eserviceinfo.com]
and iMac DV & DV-SE [www.eserviceinfo.com]

From doing iMac G3/500's, I can tell you it's alot of screws, shielding, etc. to get to the logic board. The main thing is to be very careful around the High-Voltage Flyback stuff. Here's the link to the CRT Safety procedures (PDF). [www.ct-scan.com]


Keep track of the screws & be real careful!









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Re: How hard to swap motherboard in iMac G3 400 DV blueberry?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: April 20, 2006 07:44PM
Check the LowEnd Mac swap list, may be just a little more to buy a replacement iMac and use your old Hard drive in an external case.

[groups.google.com]

I know a guy in my area (Michigan) that buys iMacs by the Pallet and refurbs them and resells at GOOD prices to supplement his retirement.

A whole new iMac may be just a little more than double the cost of that motherboard but shipping is a factor.

PM me if you want to contact him.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2006 07:45PM by ArtP.
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