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Feb 23, 2010, 06:21 PM
quite a big problem here guys ive installed a new HDD into my Imacg3 and wen i put in the installation cd all i get is the apple logo that changes to a question mark and i cant use my old hdd as its busted :S please help! also i cant accese the desktop and ive tried holding c to get the cd to load and nothing

Feb 23, 2010, 06:24 PM
have you tried booting holding down the option key ( thats the one between the cmd key and the ctrl key ) ;)

Feb 23, 2010, 06:31 PM
i tried that nothing happend, pushed the ALT button and got a puple/grey screen with forward and refresh button i clicked forward and nothing has happend ?? its starting to pee moff as i love this machine

Feb 24, 2010, 10:05 AM
first not all imac g3 are the same when it comes to the os , what imac g3 is it
tray or slot loader and what mhz as that is important and even more important
what operating system cd/dvd are you using to install (retail , the orange ones or the grey ones ..depending on os)and have you updated the open firmware in case you want to install osx on the new drive , because you gave little info