PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo)

Here you can find the exact specifications of this Mac, along with guaranteed compatible upgrades for it, and an upgrade tool to let you quickly build an order which can be saved for later or shared with a friend.

  • Part Number: M7633LL/A
  • Model: PowerBook G3 FireWire/Pismo
  • Model Identifier: PowerBook3,1
  • Introduced: 2000
  • Discontinued: 2001
  • Model Number: M7572
  • Max Operating System Version: OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger)
  • Earliest Supported OSX Version: OS X 10.0 (Cheetah)
  • Support for MacOS 9 and Earlier: Can boot into MacOS version 9.0.2 and upwards.
  • CPU Speed: 500MHz
  • RAM Type: PC100 SODIMM 100MHz (fully compatible with PC133)
  • RAM Slots: 2
  • Max RAM by Slot: 2 x 512MB
  • Maximum RAM: 1GB
  • RAM Pairing: Modules may be installed individually
  • Drive Connection: IDE
  • Drive Platter Size: 2.5"
  • Device Connectivity: USB 1.1, FireWire 400
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Video Output: VGA
  • Expansion: PCMCIA, Airport (Original)
  • Revision Produced From (Year): 2000
  • Apple User Documentation: Setup Guide
  • Repair and Upgrade guides: From ifixit.com
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Keyboards & Mice

USB Mice

Compatible Cables, Adaptors and Tools for this Mac

USB 1.1

FireWire 400 (6 pin)

Tools for this Mac

Compatible External Drives and Enclosures

External Hard Drives

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

Repair and Installation Services

Apple repair manuals: Keyboard Replacement Guide
See repair guides from ifixit.com

Here are our list of fixed cost repair and installation services for this Mac. All machines for repair or upgrade can either be shipped to us (we can arrange collection if desired), or you are welcome to drop the machine into our offices in Sawston, Cambridge. We have been doing Apple Mac repairs since 2001, you can be assured of a complete, speedy, good value and professional service.


Installation Services (parts not included)