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What to do with an old eMac?


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i got my parents a new iMac today and they told be to get rid of the old eMac they were using...it is having some issues so i am not sure how reliable it will be even with a new install of the OS.

any ideas as to what i could use this thing for? i hate to just dispose of it.
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Wipe the hard drive, re-install the OS, do the best you can to get it running, and then donate it to an under privileged child.

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Depends on the model and processor. You say it is having some troubles ~ 1.25GHz model noted for capacitor failures. Have a look at this link:-

Bad Capacitors cause eMac Video problems and freezes - Topic Powered by eve community
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there hasn't been any problems with the video...only what appears to be hard drive issues.

i very well may donate it to a friend...that will be my probable outcome unless something wows me!
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Be sure to tell your friend it is for parts only lol!
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there hasn't been any problems with the video...only what appears to be hard drive issues.
i very well may donate it to a friend...that will be my probable outcome unless something wows me!
Don't you take any notice of Harry - he's got a thing about eMacs.

If the eMac you've got is not having capacitor problems, and the hard disk issue you refer to is readily fixed, then indeed donate it - or sell it and give the money to a charity. The way things are going financially, money for food is as good a gift as any to someone who doesn't have a job or income.

If it does however "wow" you, then let us know, so we loyal eMac owners can gloat and share our terrific eMac experiences!
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Another suggestion ~ they sure make great anchors!!
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Wipe the hard drive, re-install the OS, do the best you can to get it running, and then donate it to an under privileged child.

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That what I do with my gear wish someone would have done that for me oh
wait they did not have this when I was a kid a calculator from TI or HP
was out of the budget then.
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i got my parents a new iMac today and they told be to get rid of the old eMac they were using...it is having some issues so i am not sure how reliable it will be even with a new install of the OS.

any ideas as to what i could use this thing for? i hate to just dispose of it.

Why not just fix it? Use it for the same thing I used to use my eMac for...They make a whale of a jukebox. They have great speakers installed in them.

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