I've been given an old G3 - how do I find out what it is capableof?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Paul Sture, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Paul Sture

    Paul Sture Guest

    I've been given a second hand G3 with OS 9. On the back it says:

    PowerPC G3 512K Cache

    Unfortunately I was given the wrong mouse (a 3 button one with PS2
    connector), so although it fires up and looks good, I can't navigate
    around it to find out what exactly it has inside.

    Unless of course someone here can tell me how to navigate OS 9 using the
    keyboard, or tell me what kind of mouse I really need. I am a total
    novice with OS 9.

    Thaks in advance.
    Paul Sture, Apr 16, 2006
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  2. Does it also have a model number or family number? That'll help us pin
    down exactly what you have.

    Is it a tower-type machine, or a flatter desktop machine?
    Garner Miller, Apr 16, 2006
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  3. Paul Sture

    matt neuburg Guest

    If it's an old Mac, you need an Apple (or third-party) mouse with an ADB
    connector. Look and see if you have a port on the back (or wherever)
    that looks like this:


    If so, that's an ADB connector and that's the kind of mouse you need.
    Easily found on eBay and elsewhere. m.
    matt neuburg, Apr 16, 2006
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