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imac g3 1999 crt replacement

532 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2013 9:47 AM by rccharles RSS
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Jul 21, 2013 2:15 PM

Can apple replace my imac crt monter it has gave me trubles


Also can i buy a old mac from the United States and use it in Australia



iMac, Mac OS 9.2.x, imac g3
  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,145 points)
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    Jul 21, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to DM1000)


    Apple no longer supports these Macs, so no way to repair. They are much too old, now.

    Cost of repair would exceed the worth of this iMac, anyhoo, if it could be repaired.

    This iMac is done.



    My advice, forget purchasing an old Mac and if you want to be part of the 21 century and more up to date with the current Mac community, look to move up to older Intel Macs. Preferably, 2007 Intel Mac models and higher.

    And, yes. Any newer Intel Mac will work in AU, you will just need a different mains connector to use when you get back. You should be able to easily get one of these from an Apple Store or Apple reseller or online in AU once you return.

  • Jeff Level 6 Level 6 (11,160 points)
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    Jul 21, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to DM1000)

    This is not an official response from Apple, as the Forums are provided for user-to-user support.  Your iMac is considered "obsolete" hardware by Apple, so there is no longer any way to have it repaired with new parts - they are no longer made or available.  If you took it to a repair facility in your area and paid someone to replace the defective CRT screen with a used one, you would have no idea as to how much service life you can expect from it.  The least expensive solution would be to purchase a comparable (used) G3 iMac and transfer the hard drive from your iMac to the replacement model.  An Apple computer manufactured for distribution in the US would be designed for the ~120 Volt A.C. voltage found here, and the power cord would have the corresponding/compatible plug for receptacles found here.  Aren't there many old Mac computers available for sale on eBay Australia?

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,145 points)
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    Jul 21, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to DM1000)

    What about Asia or even Europe or UK?

  • britny Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 4:31 AM (in response to DM1000)

    if you insist upon using these old machines (and i also do) you need to plan ahead for these little mishaps. your best bet may be to take the same approach that i do-----buy an extra machine and have it on hand when you need to swap or raid it for parts. there aren't a whole lot of these old ones for sale right now and it could take months to find a suitable replacement. i agree with jeff, a crt swap doesn't make a lot of sense.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to DM1000)

    The apple modles a,b,c,&d contained a crt connector. 


    Do not know what type of connector:  apple crt connector db-15 ??? or VGA???

    You could find any apple display of he era and connect it to the mac.  Would look a little funny.


    You could try a db-15 to vga converter.


    you sure it's the crt & not the power supply or something else?



    Here is a good disassembly page:


    The second article in this series has information on replacing the battery:


    How To Upgrade Your iMac


    service & repair manual.

    iMac pdf.pdf


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