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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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What to do with an old iBook G3 Clamshell

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I have just inherited an old G3 iBook Clamshell and have no idea what to do with it. It was my Grandmothers and she has a new macbook now, she really didn't use it very much at all. It is basically brand new, but very outdated, obviously. I seem to be collecting old outdated macs recently. Lampshade iMac is in my office right now, it's getting limited use as a media player. I can't think of anything to do with the iBook though. The only reason I got it was because otherwise it was going to be thrown out.

Any ideas on what to do with this, is there a market for selling it, or should I turn it into a clock?
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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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You might convert it into a bookshelf server...
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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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That's a cool idea, but I don't know if it would work with the clamshell G3, it's a little too big. I do however have a broken G4 macbook pro that I might do this with (again, really starting to accumulate computers)
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My daughter has one. They work great if you have old System 9 programs you still need to run.
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Some have a collectible value, although small. If it's a Key Lime colour, PM me, I may be interested.

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I would turn it into a digital picture frame. Just run a slideshow in Graphic Converter
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I would turn it into a digital picture frame. Just run a slideshow in Graphic Converter
Or hack it into a fancy frame and do the same. If you can get wireless working on it you could even have it update remotely.

Do a search for macbook hack projects and you'll find some fun stuff.
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Interesting, I think it's a bit clunky to be used as a digital picture frame. Thanks for the ideas though
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Interesting, I think it's a bit clunky to be used as a digital picture frame. Thanks for the ideas though
well you don't have to hang it on the wall.. just sit it on a bookshelf or an in table or something.
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I guess in my mind everyone could see my house and realize I had nowhere appropriate to put it. My mistake. Plus I don't think the missus likes it all that much.
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