Jan. 21st, 2017

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On the 19th I said (re iMac G4 computers):

I think this is probably going to be the last one I do, unless something really cheap practically forces itself on me - they're a lot of work and I seem to be doing better with photographic stuff. But I find them fun to work on, so I'm not saying never again...

 
So needless to say today's car boot fair bargain was another 17" iMac G4, this time 1ghz and working as soon as I plugged it in. It isn't perfect, unfortunately, there's a dead area at the top left corner of the screen which fortunately will usually be over the menu bar rather than more important content, and a dead line one pixel high and about 2" long further down the screen. My guess is a dodgy connector somewhere inside the panel, which may be fixable but I really wouldn't know where to start. More positively, it already has a wifi card. I also picked up a 250gb IDE drive for a couple of quid, so that's the expensive part of the upgrade hopefully taken care of. Can't sell it as perfect, but if I knock twenty quid off my usual price for this model I think it'll sell.

Also got a MacBook Air / 13" Macbook Pro charger, which seems to be the real thing, and another Minolta 35-80mm AF zoom, both at a fiver, so reasonably happy despite the screen problem. And yet another FireWire ipod charger for £2!

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