Macintosh question (G3, 7 years old, so OT)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 23:56:14 CDT 2006
On 6/29/06, Jeff Walther <trag at io.com> wrote:
> >Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:26:41 +0000
> >From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> >Does anyone here know about the internals of the G3 line? I have a
> >motherboard in front of me that I'm attempting to see if it will work....
> The Beige G3 (if you're looking at a Blue & White (Smurf) MB (the
> case was B&W, not the MB), then the following advice is inapplicable)
The case for this was the Blue/White case...
> A Beige G3 could be missing any of three essential components if it
> was stripped. It needs a CPU, which comes on a 19X19 pin ZIF module.
> I doubt you overlooked that...
> It requires a voltage regulator.
> This is less obvious, but I bet you have that. If not, it mounts in the ~2"
> vertical slot to the left of the ZIF socket.
This does not appear to be that motherboard. I should have included
this on the initial posting, but it seems to be Apple P/N 820-0987-A.
> The battery, keyboard and mouse can all be dispensed with if all you
> wish to do is boot the machine. The battery is a 1/2AA available at
> Frys for about $6 or at Radio Shack for closer to $12.
The battery I removed is a 3.6V Li, marked ER2S (1/2AA). The nearest
place to buy a battery, any battery, is Dick Smith's in
Christchurch... the next plane is in 4 months. I'll probably either
swipe a battery from an old iMac or rig up a pack with three NiMH AAs.
Thanks for the info.
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