View Full Version : My iMac g3 will not boot

Feb 7, 2010, 10:09 AM
:apple: Hi i am trying to upgrade my imac g3 to osx, however I dont have a boot disc and even if i did my cd drive will not open

Feb 7, 2010, 11:03 AM

1st off - how far does the machine boot, and does it have a FireWire or IEEE1394 port. The simple answer to your question is first to obtain a Mac OS X boot disc - this could cost rather a lot, and you may find it cheaper just to purchase a iMac G3 with Mac OS X pre-installed. And once you obtain the bootdisc, grab an external FireWire CD/DVD drive and use that to install it :)


Feb 7, 2010, 02:54 PM
as far as the booting process the machine will turn on with no apple chime sound or video and yes i do have a firewire port
secondly i do have a boot disc but the firmware is not updated so i cant run osx yet

so sorry colts :-(

Feb 8, 2010, 03:36 AM
reset pram ,repair permissions,install firmware update , install osx panther or tiger (panther runs faster on the g3 imac )