The first model of the iMac line of personal computers made by Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) produced between 1998 and 2003.

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remove hard drive from G3

I want to recycle my old computer but first I need to remove the hard drive!

I have an IMAC G3 all in one desk top. Assembled in USA. Family number M4984.

It does not have a stand nor an EMC number. It was purchased in 1998 and ran like a charm for nine years.

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What kind of computer do you have? Please use our ID-Your-Mac Guide and let us know. Then we can point you in the direction of the correct take apart guide.

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This thing has either a 4 or 6 GIG hard drive. What do you plan to do with it? Here's an 8 GB flash drive for $9.99: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+Attach...

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I wonder if the Hard drive needs to be removed to ensure no operating system or personal files get to the recycle place. Actually pretty smart considering what people will do with all of your personal info you did not know was on your computer ;-)

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Here is a link to a take apart guide for your computer. Please use extreme caution around the CRT and high voltage areas.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/103447/iMac-G3...

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+ excellent advise about the CRT THOSE THINGS CAN KILL YOU

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