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magarwal1217
Mar 26, 2007, 11:46 PM
Well, I bought a used iMac G3, 350 mHz, no FireWire.

I thought I would easily be able to install Panther on it since I have the CDs, but I encountered a slight problem. The iMac won't accept my CDs! Everytime I push the CD to the slot-drive, I encounter resistance and it won't go in. I tried doing the holding click during restart and even the manual eject pin, but nothing came out, so I assume the drive just won't accept the CDs. Is there anything I can do to fix the problem so I can install Panther (I need to update my website with critical information using iLife). Do I have to take the computer to the Apple Store to get fixed, or do I need to buy a new drive to put in it?

Thanks, and sorry for the long post, I'm just flustered that I might have bought a useless computer.



magarwal1217
Mar 26, 2007, 11:55 PM
If I need to, I found this slot-loading drive (http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iMac-G3-24X-Slot-Load-CD-ROM-Drive-CRN-8242B_W0QQitemZ230102017039QQcategoryZ51038QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem) that I hope (tell me it will) will work if I need to replace the drive.

California
Mar 27, 2007, 01:48 AM
I'll sell you a good cd rom iMac CD drive for 12 bucks shipped. Let me know.

magarwal1217
Mar 27, 2007, 07:32 AM
I'll sell you a good cd rom iMac CD drive for 12 bucks shipped. Let me know.

Well, is that the problem? And is it slot-loading?

magarwal1217
Mar 27, 2007, 07:49 AM
Yay! I got the internet working on my fully functional, yet un-updateable iMac! I just had to fiddle with the TCP/IP settings.