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macervantes
May 27, 2010, 02:28 AM
First of all here are the specs i was able to pull before the incident.

Machine Name: Power Mac G4 (AGP graphics)
Machine Model: PowerMac3,1
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.7)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 450 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1.5 GB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 3.1.3f1

Here is what happened, i had to hack the admin password since i had bought this mac on ebay, but when i tried to update it, it wouldnt boot, so i had to install Tiger various amount of times, until one day disaster hit, and the Mac wouldnt install Tiger, i though it was the HDD but not everything is fine, it chimes and the looks for bootable discs. Just recently at 2:25PM CST, i heard the video card make noises with the fan, now im wondering if its the Video Card that is messing up. Any help would be great since i cannot find the AHT for this Mac and it wont boot the ASD. Just for fun facts, i was able to boot up my old iMac G3 Slot Loading.

:apple:MarcoCervantes aka. Selim Bradley



Dave H
May 28, 2010, 01:58 PM
Some versions of OS X require a firmware update first.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120068

macervantes
May 28, 2010, 02:11 PM
Some versions of OS X require a firmware update first.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120068

Here the problem, how do i upgrade when it does not have Tiger running? I have tried running a hardware test using TechTool pro 4 but it Kernel Panicked. like i said my mac has no OS running.

SuperJudge
May 28, 2010, 02:18 PM
Well to do that particular firmware update, you have to be booted into OS 9.2.2 anyway. You'll need a spare harddrive or partition to use for the Classic OS.

Dave H
May 28, 2010, 02:27 PM
Any version of OS 9 should work on a G4 Sawtooth (http://lowendmac.com/ppc/sawtooth-power-mac-g4-agp.html).

macervantes
May 29, 2010, 12:57 AM
Any version of OS 9 should work on a G4 Sawtooth (http://lowendmac.com/ppc/sawtooth-power-mac-g4-agp.html).

My OS 9 will only boot to a screen where it has CD all over it and from there it stalls.....

Dave H
May 29, 2010, 01:28 AM
Does your OS 9 CD have a gold 9 on it (retail), or is it a gray disk (OEM)?
OEM disks are made for specific Mac models, and may not have the necessary drivers for other models.

macervantes
May 29, 2010, 03:05 AM
Does your OS 9 CD have a gold 9 on it (retail), or is it a gray disk (OEM)?
OEM disks are made for specific Mac models, and may not have the necessary drivers for other models.

Ok major update! I got my mac to finally install Tiger AND get the 10.4.11 update not the problem is, it kernel Panicks after a few minutes of use. Any ideas?

macervantes
May 29, 2010, 05:18 AM
Ok major update! I got my mac to finally install Tiger AND get the 10.4.11 update not the problem is, it kernel Panicks after a few minutes of use. Any ideas?

Ok i got it not kernel panic anymore (i think it was a bad ram) but now Safari and Software Update wont run, any ideas?