iMac G3 266 Hz Revision C 1999

The iMac G3 Revision C differs from the Revision B in processor speed (boosted up to 266 Hz) and in hardware options. It had lost the mezzanine slot and the IrDA port. So on a bright side, the price was reduced. The design remained the same but five more “fruit” colors were added: Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, Lime, Tangerine.

iMac G3 266 Hz Revision C 1999

Introduced on: January 5, 1999.


  • Code name: “Life Savers”.
  • Processor Speed: 266 MHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 32-bit.
  • Processor type: PowerPC 750 “G3”.
  • Cores: 1.
  • On-Board Ram: 32 MB, expandable to 512 MB (128 MB supported by Apple).
  • Video: 15-inch (13.8-inch viewable) shadow-mask CRT screen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • Graphics: ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics with 6 MB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 6 GB, 5400-rpm ATA-3 up to 128 GB Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 2x USB 1.1, 2x Headphone mini-jacks, analog audio input mini-jack, built-in stereo speakers.
  • Optical drive: 24x CD-ROM.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, 56k modem 4 Mbit/s, IrDA.
  • Preinstalled OS: 8.1. OS max. upgrade: 10.3.9, 10.3.5.
  • Dimensions: 15.8 x 15.2 x 17.6 inch.
  • Weight: 38.1 lb.
  • Colors: Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, Lime, Tangerine.

iMac G3 Communications Regulation Information

FCC Compliance Statement: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (one) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. See instructions if interference to radio or television reception is suspected.

Radio and Television Interference: The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Apple’s instructions – it may cause interference with radio and television reception.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

You can determine whether your computer system is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops,
it was probably caused by the computer or one of the peripheral devices.

If your computer system does cause interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by
using one or more of the following measures:

  • Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
  • Move the computer to one side or the other of the television or radio.
  • Move the computer farther away from the television or radio.
  • Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio. (That is, make certain
    the computer and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or fuses.)

If necessary, consult an Apple-authorized service provider or Apple. See the service and support information that came with your Apple product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.

Important changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc., could void the FCC
Compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.

This product was tested for FCC compliance under conditions that included the use of Apple peripheral devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is important that you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets, and other electronic devices. You can obtain Apple peripheral devices and the proper shielded cables and connectors through an Apple-authorized dealer. For non-Apple peripheral devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer for assistance.

(Responsible party (contact for FCC matters only): Robert Steinfeld, Apple Computer, Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084, 408-974-2618).

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order number: M4984 (EMC None).

Model No: M7345LL/A – blueberry, M7389LL/A – strawberry, M7390LL/A – grape, M7391LL/A – tangerine, M7392LL/A – lime.

Discontinued: April 14, 1999.

Price: $1199.


  • The iMac is not DIY upgrade-friendly. The upgrade is left to Apple engineers and any upgrade means a new revision of the same iMac whether it features a video card, a larger hard drive or more RAM on-board. So, save for the above mentioned parts the hardware remained the same.
  • This version lasted not more than 3 months and 7 days, the record for the company.
  • Before you sell old iMac iMac G3: Reformat your hard drive. To do this, turn on or restart your iMac while holding down the command and R keys. Hold both the keys down until you see the Apple logo. A window will appear next that says “OS X Utilities.” Click on the Disk Utility icon and then click Continue. Now select your startup disk from the sidebar on the left then click the Erase… tab. Make sure “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” is selected in the Format popup menu. Give your startup drive a name if you prefer. Click the Erase button. After it’s done, click the Disk Utility menu and select Quit. Your old iMac now has a completely blank hard drive.
  • Anyway, if you decide to sell Macs in New York City, Los Angeles, or anywhere else in the United States we at can reformat your hard drive. Your data is safe with us.


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