Cooling fan on a barely used, original iMac

Cooling fan on a barely used, original iMac

Back in 1998, a guy I work with bought himself a brand new iMac. He fiddled around with it, but soon realized that computers weren’t really for him so he tucked it in a closet and forgot about it. I convinced him to bring it into work so I could have a look at it.

Did I mention, Bob didn’t use it that much? There’s not a speck of dust on this fan. It is the cleanest computer I’ve ever worked on!

Posted by willceau on 2009-03-10 21:41:01

Tagged: , Apple , Mac , iMac , Recycle , repurpose , reuse , 1998

11

11

We have 3 computers…

All Macs.

We have an ipad, an itouch, and 2 iphones.

We positively love Apple!

This is what you’ll find us doing on any given day.

Naturalist is researching world leaders for a history project she’s started.

Golfer is finding out more info on penguins. He loves him some penguins, which I find utterly adorable.

Sassy is playing Minecraft. Have you seen it?! it’s amazing, and we’re addicted! www.minecraft.net

I am apparently doing everything but dusting the living room table, which needs it!

Posted by freeplaylife on 2011-01-12 02:47:44

Tagged: , Apple , Mac , technology

Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case before I started polishing.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:29:26

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Vintage , Old

Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case during polishing, pictured is a area un-polished so you can see the difference.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:31:14

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Polished , Vintage , Old

Everything Back Together

Everything Back Together

One of my Classic II’s has been playing up recently, so I decided to give it a overhaul.
I striped it down, to clean out he dust and fluff that it has accumulated over the years.

Pictured here everything put back together, apart from the case.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-03-17 20:24:26

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Classic II , Classic , 68k , compact , Motorola 68030 , retro , Vintage , Old

Everything Back Together

Everything Back Together

One of my Classic II’s has been playing up recently, so I decided to give it a overhaul.
I striped it down, to clean out he dust and fluff that it has accumulated over the years.

Pictured here everything put back together, apart from the case.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-03-17 20:24:39

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Classic II , Classic , 68k , compact , Motorola 68030 , retro , Vintage , Old