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

92 Questions View all

What part goes first?

I have my old dumpster iMac G3 here with some issues i am looking into

The speakers are shot, but I will not bother, read on why not.

This computer has pink and green color bands where theyshould not be, but I don't worry too much, propably because I maximize the useable screen on it

The main issue is that this computer has a tendency to give a yellow colro issue all over the monitor, but it can still be used, the easiest(and safest) way to fix is to give the back a firm, but gentle slap to fix(i know as a tech not to do this, but i care about my life and will not use a CRT as a suicide tool by accident)

i have hard it's the downconverter, analog board, or CRT, sometimes all 3

Anyone know better about these computers having this failure and the dying part? I know how to take it all apart, I just refuse to, I'll pull the logicboard and downconverter from the bottom, along with the other parts, but this is it!

I'll do the downconverter, but that is it


casing cracked pretty bad, and ripping this apart turned into a crubling mess, but i got the CRT out, and the analog board, for a non cracking case one, if i keep the analog board

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

If a slap fixes it, go over the CRT board and touch up all the "cold solder joints", that will probably fix it. This would repair 75% of all CRT monitors that I've had to work on.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3


I should add the plastic that holds the CRT in is cracking, from sitting by outside heat, not slapping, i slap just hard enough to cause it to work and that's it, and only when it is bad, and a screw post broke out of place, due to weight of the monitor


CRTs are dangerous to DIYers - take care.


I am not 100% sure if i want to try it just yet..... as i said in a comical way at first, i am not using a CRT as a suicide tool if i get shocked, in a serious way, if i do, this will not be rushed if i bother to try


The shock could be very serious - How dangerous is it to work on a CRT display? in fact.


so it's best I get a new PPC mac?


Show 1 more comment

Add a comment

Add your answer

Nick will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 326