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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
There are no troubleshooting guides for the iMac G3 at this time.
Identification and Background ¶
The iMac G3 was Apple's new G3 all-in-one. It had tons of new features, and removed all old interfaces. It was released in 1998, and sported a 266Mhz, or 333Mhz PowerPC G3. It also came in five colors: tangerine, blueberry, lime, grape, and strawberry. These were known as the "5 Flavors."
The iMac G3 Uses a 3.5" IDE Hard Drive. It supports data partitions no larger then 128GB and boot partitions no larger then 8GB
The iMac G3 had onboard video which usually means no upgrade-ability. The iMac developers found a way to allow video upgrade-ability (sort of); they built 2MB on to the logic board to power the ATI 3D Rage Pro Turbo PCI, and added a video ram DIMM slot on the motherboard allowing users to upgrade their video ram using proprietary Apple DIMMs.