Apple eMac Cleaning and Test Boot (ft.  Hugh Jeffreys) – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures

Apple eMac Cleaning and Test Boot (ft. Hugh Jeffreys) – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures


– This episode of Krazy
Ken’s Tech Misadventures is sponsored by Linode. Hey guys, how you all doing? Really that’s just great. You know I’m not doing too great right now because I wanted to show you
something and I can’t find it. You know how Apple always
put i in front of everything like iMac, an iPod. Well one day they decided to
change up things a little bit and put an e in front of something. The eMac, and I used to have one, but I just can’t find it anywhere. So I’ll be right back
with you once I find it. (upbeat music) Okay, so bad news I still
can’t find it anywhere, but luckily I can ask my
new virtual assistant Veo. Hey Veo where the frick is my eMac. – [Veo] One moment while I search for your eMac you dumb ass. You recycled your eMac five years ago. – No all the humanity. Anyway, can you find me a new one? – [Veo] Searching for eMacs in your area. I found two eMacs owned by “Hug” Jeffreys. Would you like me to call him? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, just call him. It’s pronounced “Hugh” by the way. – [Veo] Calling Hugh Jeffreys. – Hey Krazy Ken, what’s up man? – Hey Hugh this is kind of
random question out of nowhere, but do you have any eMacs lying around? – I don’t think so. Let me have a look. – Thanks I appreciate it. – I don’t see an eMac,
but I have this iMac. Does that work? No no no I already did episodes on that, plus I want a different letter. I’m looking for an e not an i. What else do you have? I have this 12-inch PowerBook. – That’s pretty cool, but
I’m looking for something that’s more of a desktop. – Well that’s a shame ‘cuz
I saved the best to last and it’s also a laptop. Now whatever, show it to me. – This here. This real beauty. – All right. – [Hugh] Oh, I have an eMac, two actually. – Oh, sweet, yeah, I mean
I figured you had one because you did a video on it recently. – Yeah, I’ll give you
the one I didn’t restore. I don’t know if it works ‘cuz
I haven’t tested it, but. – Thanks I’ll take it. – I’ll send it through. Do you want a two day air
shipping or Yesterday Shipping. – How does Yesterday Shipping work? – Well, you order it now and
I’ll deliver it yesterday. – Okay, let’s do that. – And sent. – Well, I don’t see how that’s gonna, That was fast. Wow, thanks Hugh. All right, I’ll let you know how it goes. – Have a good one mate. I’ll catch you next time. So now that we have an eMac
back again here’s the situation. We’re gonna bust this thing open because I’ve never opened
one of these before, and we’re gonna explore the inside, hopefully nothing is broken and then we’ll boot it up. There’s probably something
on the hard drive, we’ll explore it within
reasonable privacy boundaries. So let’s bust out our handy dandy, that was smooth. Handy-dandy iFixit kit
and open this bad boy up. Huh warranty void if removed. Guess that’s it. We’ve been stopped. Or we appeal it off, I mean the warranty is probably
already way past expired. Wait a minute, Hugh is
there a giant spider in this one too like
there was in the other one you cleaned because like you
and your Australian creatures like holy crap. How do you survive down there? And of course part of it peeled off and a lot of gunk is still on there. We’ll probably need to clean it. So we’ll do a good dust cleaning on here. I don’t have any compressed air anymore, I ran out and also we’re
in an enclosed space 10 stories underground
with limited ventilation and the air is mostly poisoned. So I’m not gonna be blowing it everywhere. So we’ll start with the bottom panel here. And you may have figured this out by now, I’m not sure, but the
e stood for education. This was essentially
like a budget iMac G4. Oh yeah, there’s cobwebs, that’s nice. So the eMac was like
targeted for education. We have two things, oh
hey, hey little spider. There’s a spider in there,
but he’s way smaller than the one that Hugh had to deal with. And we’ll dust all that out soon. But it looks like we have full
RAM in there, that’s great. PRAM battery, we can test it out later. I don’t have any other
batteries I can use. I should really buy more. And Before we do all the cleaning let’s just get all the screws out. So that should be it for the Philips, now we just got all these hex
screws around the perimeter. Also one thing I’m excited about is the speakers on this thing. Several people have told me
that the speakers on this thing are the best speakers
ever built into a Mac. So I’m really excited to
hear how good they are. Oh you know what, there’s a
power button on this thing. So we should probably turn it this way, so I can disconnect it. It’s a really tiny
wire, trying to grab it. There we go. Just had to get a better grip on it. It looks like this thing was
singed by like a rocket-ship. Just burned to a crisp that’s all dust. You’re gonna need a cleaning, so just sit on the floor for now, and yeah we can clean the inside. That fan, that’s looking nice. I really don’t feel like touching the CRT. I don’t have the tools
to discharge it properly. Now it’s been off for
several days, probably weeks. I still don’t really
wanna touch it though. Now if ElectroBOOM was here I’d let him touch it
all he freakin’ wants. Let’s get some of this stuff wiped out. Well, my poor cloth there
suffered pretty much already. So since I don’t feel like
washing it a million times. I guess we’ll resort to
some disposable ones. I’m sorry Mother Earth. Oh yeah, that fan is
pretty, oh I just made like a dust vortex right there. That’s a pretty gnarly fan. The burning sensation from the chemicals is already kicking in. But we don’t wear gloves here. I advise that you maybe
should, but you know, do as I say they don’t say as I do. All right, I’m calling that
good enough for government work. Let’s just nip a few
more spots in the bud, and that should be good
enough for the inside. It’s still gonna run even
if there’s a few specks of dust in there. So we should be good there. The shell though needs a lot of work. So let’s switch to that. Oh yeah. This is your lungs on
smoke, any questions? I’d say we’re almost there. It’s looking pretty good backside. Yeah, not looking too bad. That is good enough for me. Let’s get the case back on. Fan is looking good too, I just touched it up a bit more. And that happens a lot. And we’re done. So on the front we have a CRT,
17 inches, 16 inch viewable. On the side here we have audio in and out, three USBs, FireWire 400, modem, Ethernet and mini VGA it looks like. Yep, it is mini VGA, go me. On the front we have a
disk drive hiding in there as well as these bad-ass speakers
which again everyone says are really really good. So I can’t wait to test them out. Now design-wise, you know,
they had to go with the CRT design to keep it cheaper, but it is kind of like a
combination of the iMac G3 and the iMac G4 squish together. All right, first boot in the lair. Will it work? Well, it freaking better
Hugh or it’s your ass. Just kidding, I wouldn’t do that to you. Where’s the button? There it is. Here we go. Sounds pretty good on those speakers. Not too loud, pretty quiet fan. There goes the hard
drive, still pretty quiet. Its booting into a version of Mac OS that has that startup screen so that would be Jaguar or later. And I’m sorry about
the strobing right now. I’ll see what I can do about that later. Looks like we’re running tiger, all right. Well, that’s CRT looks beautiful. I don’t know there’s something about CRTs especially flat CRTs, they’re
just look really nice. Okay, the clock got reset. So that pram battery is dead. I don’t have a replacement part right now, but I can put one in later. We have a little bit of magnetic damage, not quite sure how to
degauss one of these things. And that refresh rate is smooth. That’s the other cool thing with CRTs. All right, let’s look at the specs and see if there’s any
fun software on here. The old Aqua Interface with
the pinstripes and everything. Let’s take a look at that
brushed metal, oh yeah, check that out. But I don’t think we need
to make a new user account really because there’s, it looks like there’s no
personal information on here. It looks like everything was nuked. Software-wise we have
Microsoft Office, Firefox and everything else looks stock. Okay, what I wanna do for fun
is put some of my own content on here, some photos to
take a look at how they look on this beautiful CRT and
we’re gonna put some music on here as well because I
wanna listen to these speakers. But first, I did promise
we would look at the specs. Okay, we have one gigabyte
of RAM, not too bad, and a 1.42 gigahertz PowerPC
G4 processor, pretty sweet. And hard drive capacity,
let’s take a look at that. I’m guessing 40, place your bets. Oh, 148, okay. This is, did the hard drive get upgraded? I don’t remember you being able
to buy such a high capacity hard drive for this thing’s stock. Well, that’s pretty sweet. All right, let’s load
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you’ll be glad you did. So while all that stuff goes I also just wanna point out, this is the instrument of
your liberation, just kidding. Yeah, this is the blackness, this is the dirt from inside the eMac. I was thinking, you know, maybe
I can sell these used wipes. I mean people have sold other
used things for higher prices, but yeah, I don’t know maybe I can make this like a Patreon reward if anyone would be interested in that. Okay, the copy is complete. Let’s enjoy this beautiful CRT. It looks pretty good, nice colors. I shot all these myself by the way. We actually have some of
them available on our website as wallpapers if you want them. They are kind of, you
know, high-res photos so that’s probably why
it’s taking a while. But yeah, the color looks great dude. You know, in the non-magnetic
damaged part of the screen and actually it looks pretty good. Nice, this is one of my
favorite photos of Chicago. I was really high up when
I took that one, very nice. And the beam you gotta
go by Cloud Gate man when you’re in Chicago. Look at that. Before we move on to the other stuff let’s do an Internet test. We’ll Plug it in and
get this thing online. There could be an airport card in it, I don’t know if there is though. Hey, hey look at that. It looks like apples
website is kind of loading. Our website the computerclan.comm
is much more primitive, so this one should load
I’d say 90% of the way. Yep, our logo got turned into a pancake, but now yep, and some of
our shapes aren’t rendering. But yeah, it’s mostly loaded. Again, it’s not a super modern website, but okay let’s test some movie playback. This is our channel trailer for YouTube. So scrubbing is kind of
stuttery as you can see, but let’s play it, turn the volume down. Yeah, it’s dropping a few
frames, but it looks okay. Playing at 24 Fps, it’s dropping down there
like 23.6 a little bit, so it’s mostly okay. Actually it’s kind of holding up. Alright let’s crank it up. (bright music) Yeah, not too bad. Let’s play some music here. So some of this music I
wrote myself, so hey hey, I own all the copyrights. Suck it, Content ID system, just kidding. Don’t kill me. Okay, what do we do? What do we do here? Soft reboot, people like this one. Okay, it is like shaking. I don’t know if you can see this, but it’s like shaking the
CRT and it’s like rippling. I don’t think I had these
songs professionally mastered, so they’re probably not
gonna leverage the speakers too well, but we will try. (bright music) Dude it’s shaking the CRT. (bright music) You’re probably seeing
a little bit of that, that is weird. (bright music) I don’t know man. I always liked the iMac G3 speakers, but people were saying the
eMacs speakers are better. Maybe one day I’ll have to
do a side-by-side comparison because from memory
these don’t sound better than those iMac ones. I guess I was expecting
more after how people were talking about them in the comments. But they’re still pretty good. I don’t know maybe they’re
worn down a little bit and they’re not as loud
as they should be, yeah. I thought they’d be louder than that. But also that’s not really
a professionally mixed song. This however, we have some
awesome Blue Man Group music, but I can only play
like a second of it so, (bright music) yeah, I mean that sounds pretty good. We got xbench this thing. Now the downloads show a few former files, but yeah, it looks like
things were cleaned because I don’t see any
personal files on here anymore. Okay, CPU test courts, everything,
do it all and benchmark. And heads up, slight
warning the graphics test is kind of flickering colorful
so if that CRT, all right. So if that hurts your eyes or causes other problems don’t look. This is the part I’m talking about. It’s so colorful, yeah. Doing disc test right now. Looks like we’re getting
55 megabytes a second on uncashed right, for 4K
blocks, 26 to 86K blocks 49, and I think that’s it, 56.88 CPU test score to 74.66, memory score to 36.63,
OpenGL graphics test 80.67. So yeah, works well and
it’s nice and clean now. Fan-freakin’-tastic. Thank you Hugh for teleporting this to me with here Yesterday Shipping, however the heck that worked. Guys do check out Hugh’s channel as well. He has some good stuff on there and he’s a better repairman than me. I think I have some
stuff to learn from him. And also I have other fun
tech video logs coming up including a Windows 7
installation commemoration. Yes we’re gonna have a
windows 7 house party. Just like what Microsoft used to do. When Windows 7 goes end-of-life we’re gonna celebrate it
and go out with a bang. You’ve been great, you’ve
been great, everybody’s great. Thanks for sticking with me. Catch the crazy and pass it on. (upbeat music)

71 thoughts on “Apple eMac Cleaning and Test Boot (ft. Hugh Jeffreys) – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures”

  1. Enjoy the new episode, and special thanks to Hugh Jeffreys for guest starring! Check out his channel for more tech goodies ; ) http://bit.ly/clan2Ocqo8W

  2. I remember when my school was full of these things. Good times. All the students use to colour them in with whiteboard pens haha.

  3. Hopefully your's doesn't smell like someone smoking in your room, because mine did at first. but after I washed it in the dishwasher it stopped smelling like cigarette smoke.😁

  4. 10:10 According to MacTracker, it looks like the 1.42GHz eMac (which was the last model, coming out in 2005) did come with the option of either an 80 or 160 GB drive.
    Love the video, eMacs have always interested me quite a bit. 🙂

  5. I have one of those, but with a 700MHz PowerPC G4, a nVidia GeForce2 MX with 32MB of video memory and a 40GB hard drive. I maxed out the memory to 1GB of RAM. In simple terms, it's a 2002 eMac what I have.

  6. Back in 2008 a coworker dumped this on my desk and said it won’t turn on and asked if I could fix it. Within a couple minutes I saw a bunch of leaky caps and he said he would junk it and get something new. He asked if I wanted it so I took it and recapped which fixed it. I maxed out the ram and loaded I think 10.5.8 and gave it to my daughter. She kept it until 2013 I think and don’t think she ever used it. Without any room I dumped it reluctantly. Kind of wish I hadn’t but it was just so big…

  7. I have a boxed eMac (1.25GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB hard drive) with Tiger in my basement. I love it but given its size and weight it's hard to set up and use if you just want to mess around in OS X for a bit.

  8. my old school used to have that shit years ago, until they got really old and just had to be thrown out because they were older than 10 years old.

  9. "Yesterday Shipping". I have to start using that at work; we sometimes get orders that were supposed to ship months before they were even printed.

  10. Give a degaussing wand a try. Easy and cheap to get, don't overdo it, hold it in front of the monitor and wave it slowly in a 360 degree pattern. It should at least help clear up the colour problem. The eMac has a built in degauss but might not be strong enough to clear it.

  11. I do love the eMac aesthetically, but specs-wise it's kind of too much of a PoS.

    Would make a hell of a sleeper if someone could fit some more beef in there without causing a swift heat-death.

  12. 6:17 Nice basic cleaning job. i love the video mostly because the joke you make about the Veo assistant
    also also, you mentioned my another favorite channel ElectroBOOM

  13. What type of HDD interface does that thing have? I guess IDE??? If it’s SATA (probably not), why not put an SSD in there and let it rock 😉

  14. This could be a terrific project for eMac. Replace screen with LCD put intel nuc into one dvd burner is perfect. Hackintosh.

  15. There is a live spider inside my eMac, I found it when I moved it from my basement to upstairs. It just came out of the casing.

  16. Hey, really enjoyed this! A few years ago I restored one of the original ones with the 700 MHz G4. That wire for the power button is shorter on the older ones if you believe it. I have seen the speakers effect the CRT in mine the same way, could be a small design flaw. They made an official stand for these too that I was able to install on mine. 🙂

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