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Introduction

The iMac G3 (Tray-Loading)

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."

  1. The iMac G3. This was a great computer for the time, and had plenty of features.
    • The iMac G3. This was a great computer for the time, and had plenty of features.

  2. Start by flipping the iMac upside-down. It may help to lay it on a towel, so you don't damage the screen, or scratch the face.
    • Start by flipping the iMac upside-down. It may help to lay it on a towel, so you don't damage the screen, or scratch the face.

  3. Remove this Phillips screw. Using a flathead screwdriver, work your way around the bottom cover, until it comes off. Then, lift the bottom cover up and out, and set it aside.
    • Remove this Phillips screw.

    • Using a flathead screwdriver, work your way around the bottom cover, until it comes off.

    • Then, lift the bottom cover up and out, and set it aside.

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  5. Now, remove the DB-15 Video connector from the logic board. It may be helpful to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the thumbscrews. It may be helpful to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the thumbscrews.
    • Now, remove the DB-15 Video connector from the logic board.

    • It may be helpful to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the thumbscrews.

  6. Remove the power cable from the logic board assembly. Remove the power cable from the logic board assembly. Remove the power cable from the logic board assembly.
    • Remove the power cable from the logic board assembly.

  7. Remove the front panel connector. Remove the front panel connector.
    • Remove the front panel connector.

  8. Now, remove these Phillips screws. Now, grab the logic board assembly by the piece of plastic, and lift it out. Now, grab the logic board assembly by the piece of plastic, and lift it out.
    • Now, remove these Phillips screws.

    • Now, grab the logic board assembly by the piece of plastic, and lift it out.

  9. The logic board assembly. This is the heart of the computer, it contains the motherboard, CPU, RAM, V-RAM, PRAM battery, the hard drive, and the optical drive.
    • The logic board assembly. This is the heart of the computer, it contains the motherboard, CPU, RAM, V-RAM, PRAM battery, the hard drive, and the optical drive.

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