Model M6497 or A1005 / 500, 600, 700, 800, or 900 MHz G3 processor

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How to Repair/Upgrade after "beer-conditioning"?

Hello from Germany,-)

After my iBook G3 500 ot flushed with dark Beer, i hear the clickering of the HDD, the Start-Sound, but the screen stays black.

I can turn it on by pushing the startbutton in battery- or Power Supplymode. Both ways offer me the same result as descripted Taking apart the whole machine und cleaning it, didn´t improve Function.,-(

I tested to get the screen brighter with "fn"+"F2", but nothing happened.

I reckon, the logic board or the VGA-section got harmed!

So far so bad, ... so what?

Before the recorded Damage, i planed to Upgrade my iBook anyway, so i take this "external cause" as inducement to realize some Upgrades.

As far as i understood the ifixit-Guides its quite hard to Upgrade an G3 for applications that can be run by a nowadays working machine, such as a Standard-Netbook.

I want to use my G3 for Applications like IN-Browsing, Office, CD/DVD, ITunes (for my iPhone) and if possible an Batterylife in Ofice-mode for about 3 hours.

Necessary for the issues above:


economical HDD (maybe SSD?)

New Battery (from an G4?)

Ram-Uprade (max 648MB with 500Mhz-Board?)

But as a basic principle, .. a new Logic Board,-)

The simple Question is:

Can i fit a G4 Logic Board along with convenient Metal Frame for the new Board, suitable connection Panel for the lefthand side, and...??

in the G3 Body?

I amfraid that not only these components have to be changed!

Has anybody done an alteration like that before? Or is it quite Impossible?

At first I want to keep my G3 AND want to use it! Daily!

Equally ranking, i´m mad about crafting,-)

Surely it´s a non profitable Project, but it´s about Fun, and if theres a Chance to rebuild a machine for uses as per descrption above, it´s worth the work for me,-)

loyal regads,


P.S.: Please excuse my bad English;-)

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There are too many incompatibles parts between the iBook G3 and the G4 but you could buy a broken iBook G4 with bad LCD panel off ebay and use your G3 LCD panel to repair the G4. Then you can use your G3 battery, ac adapter, hard drive with the iBook G4.

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