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Can I upgade the hardware in my G3 kiosk


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  • 4 weeks later...

hello

i have upgrade my G3 with new mainboard ram and cpu harddisk

at i works great

only possible if you got the "old" system with win 2000 and version 5,1 on then you can change the board

after that you just get and Win xp pro and upgrade win2000 to xp pro

then all works and very Fast

hardware  a g41m board cpu E5500 duo core 2GB ram 500GB s-ata harddisk thats what i got

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frenchman ,.. sorry to tell you that you are wrong , i manage to use any board to upgrade the g3 to the latest version V4.0 ,.. you jz need to know how to install the device driver in it n set the usb port. i am willing to share this secret if anyone who can offer me the enabler disc.

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Hi Alvin ,

Great if you can upgrade the hardware of the G3 ,But the spare part's, now are avable in few country !!!

Share your secret as i .Wich enabler need you? For the software version 4.0, this is dongle key ,but if you want enable a option ,try to use the older enabler disk of the 5.2 software version.

Frenchman

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i won't want to be going into very details on this , but i can let you know..the things you need to make it work ,

first you need to have the ghost CD , not any kodak cd , the one which comes with the amd processor version. The ghost cd for the G3 or g4x doesn't work.

secondly you need to have a little knowledge on windows group policy editor , registry as well . As you all know , most of the functions are lock, so you need to unlock it using gpedit.

frenchman , do you have the installation disc for the picture dvd maker ?? i can actually enable most of the function in by bypassing the software but some of it require installation of some specific files.

i will post the pictures of the g3 station to prove it,.. when i m free.

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Agreed, alot of us on here don't have the money to buy new machinery, I can't afford to blow £2350 on a new (re-con) print station, when there is a way of upgrading what I have got for a couple hundred pounds or so. I have upgraded my kiosk with a faster board and processor (second hand on Ebay), and with luck more than judgement I managed to get V2 software running on it (just). I would love (need) to get V4 running, but so far I have failed. My budget is tiny (practically nothing), I work by myself, 6 days a week just to keep going, I can't afford new machines (Ebay is my friend), I can't afford service contracts on anything so I have to do it all myself (fortunately I am quite handy at fixing things). I could go on but I am sure many of you smaller independents know where I am coming from.

The photo industry is struggling as a whole, and the smaller shops (me included) need all the help we can get. It is not fair to tell people that something can be done, and show them pictures, then say you won't tell how it was done. Nobody will loose out by this information becoming public knowledge, but many of us will gain, it may even be the difference between staying afloat and going bust !!

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Sorry guys but there is only one thing i can do to help u guys.. i'll let u know the hardware spec ,.. for the g3/g4 upgrade later ... and clone a image for u guys... jz drop me a mail. Hope this will help u out ,photocare. if u read the above i have already gav you the most important data, the key to upgrade the g3 or g4 is in the windows registry. Pls study it.

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chris C it took me 3 days to crack it in my upgraded g3 ,.. but it took me several weeks to find a g4 with hav the facebook app n other apps ,and to convicts the owner of the g4 to allow me to copy some the files from it, then it took me another one day to crack it in my g3. i am looking for the new v5 apps. now, anyone here hav it??

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has help me update mine?

I also want to upgrade my old g3, can you tell me what material you used (motherboard, cpu, memory).

If apart from the motherboard + cpu + memory .... you need something more? ... I have a g4 which I can get a hard drive gosh.

or would be better, install from 0 with the discs. My intention is to upgrade to version 5.

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Eventually, after several days of effort and research I managed to update the kiosk 80%, with an intel motherboard asrock + 5700 + 4 GB RAM ADATA + HD 500 sata.

The kiosk software installation I've done since 0, ie I have been installing since version 1.0 through 2.0

Motherboard drivers I have been installing, activating some services ... and pummmmmm is installed so as to xp.

The only problem I have is that I am unable to include in the network of Chios the apex and only I get the Burn Disc option from card, pen drive etc. but no printing or pictures or calendars.

If someone can take a cable, I could tell you how do to install the hardware and software to the point that I have

Thank you.

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