PowerMac G3 All-In-One Teardown
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The G3 All-In-One was designed for the education market. It was clearly a fusion of the old beige computers and the upcoming iMacs. This transitional machine sported a 233Mhz or 266Mhz CPU, included three open PCI slots, and had a built-in 15" monitor. Hopefully this should help people who have acquired one of these small pieces of nostalgia.
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Two types of video/sound cards were installed in the AIO. There should be ribbon and video ports on both models.
Part A: Remove the ribbon cable from the top of the sound card. The label above this cable should say .
Part B: Unlatch the clips from the black plug to remove the cable from the video/sound card. The label above the black plug should say .
Make sure that you have disconnected the video/sound card ribbon and power cables before removing the motherboard tray.
Part A: Apply pressure to the and tabs on the bottom of the motherboard tray to slide it out.
Part B: As you slide out the tray make sure the cable to the sound card doesn't get caught on the tray.
The VideoRAM/SGRAM slot is located between the video/sound card and the ROM slot.
Part A: Place the SGRAM in to the slot at an angle. If you are gentle the SGRAM will slide down into the slot and sit at an angle.
Part B: GENTLY Apply pressure to the corners of the SGRAM until it lies flat in the slot. The white slot has small clips that will "lock" the SGRAM in place. You may hear small clicks when the SGRAM is locked in place.