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max••
May 30, 2010, 05:29 AM
i picked up a imac g3 yesterday it was running os 9 i tried to install osx and this is where the problem started, it would boot normaly but the screen was very dim and a purpley colour, i tried what apple suggest if you have noo screen (pram reset) and now i don't even get a chime



birdhouse1575
May 30, 2010, 09:21 AM
Can you get into open-firmware or boot from a CD?

max••
May 30, 2010, 10:17 AM
no the screen is blank

birdhouse1575
May 30, 2010, 10:23 AM
If there are two RAM modules inside, take one out and try booting it up.

Radiomarko
May 30, 2010, 10:26 AM
Its stretching my memory a bit but iirc some of these imacs needed a firmware update before installing OSX... or you will need to open it and connect another drive for a fix. :eek:

Found this.

http://db.tidbits.com/article/06973 with links to apple docs.

Google is your friend before trying OSX on old machines, I happily ran a G3 imac with OSX server until a short while ago.

max••
May 30, 2010, 02:55 PM
Thx people i just got my imac working again, first i took a stick of ram out and it started chiming again, so i took out the hdd put it in my pmg4 installed some vnc software update the system, did the firmware update with vnc, and it now works:D:D:D:D:D

MacHamster68
Jun 1, 2010, 06:31 AM
Thx people i just got my imac working again, first i took a stick of ram out and it started chiming again, so i took out the hdd put it in my pmg4 installed some vnc software update the system, did the firmware update with vnc, and it now works:D:D:D:D:D


great another happy iMac G3 owner :):)
they are just great computers that still do every day computing perfectly fine considering they are 10 years old

btw here is a nice little website dedicated to the iMac g3
http://imacworld.110mb.com/index.html

max••
Jun 1, 2010, 09:09 AM
great another happy iMac G3 owner :):)
they are just great computers that still do every day computing perfectly fine considering they are 10 years old

btw here is a nice little website dedicated to the iMac g3
http://imacworld.110mb.com/index.html

this is my second imac, they are brillent little macs;)