Common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the PowerBook G3 Wallstreet troubleshooting guide.
There are a number of components in the PowerBook G3 Wallstreet that can be cost effectively upgraded.
- Memory: The Wallstreet has two RAM slots. You can place a 256 MB chip in each one for half gigabyte of memory. Browse our Wallstreet RAM selection for a chip that suits your need for speed. You must use a low profile chip in the lower slot, but the upper slot can be whatever you choose. Don't forget to install it using our free iFixit PowerBook G3 Wallstreet RAM installation instructions.
- Hard Drive: With our tools and instructions, you can install your new hard drive yourself!
- Optical Drive: Wallstreets are not inherently able to play DVDs. They require a special DVD decoder that fits into the PC card slot. Even if you have the decoder, you can only watch DVDs in OS 9. It will not work in OS X or classic because Apple never developed the hardware for it.
Identification and Background ¶
The new PowerBooks came in three screen sizes; a 12", 13.3", and 14.1". It also came at three CPU speeds; 233MHz, 250MHz, and 292MHz.
Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. PowerBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.