View Full Version : G3 iMac Requires Multiple Start-Ups

Oct 26, 2004, 06:39 PM
I have inherited a 400Mhz G3 iMac that takes about six trys to start up. It makes the start up sound but the screen doesn't come on and there isn't any indication of HD activity. I was told that if you keep on re-booting it (not healthy) it will eventually start and works fine after that. Has anyone had similar experience? It appears to be running 9.2 with the most up to date firmware patch. Would a bad PRAM battery cause behavior like this?


Dont Hurt Me
Oct 26, 2004, 06:50 PM
Maybe, a new battery would be good for this older machine anyways. Have you cleaned up that drive? I also would think about a new drive. its not if they will fail but when and i went through a couple drives in my imac350. They are pretty cheap these days.

Oct 28, 2004, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
I tried it multiple times last night. It is sending no video to the screen. I think it may be the video/analog board which is about $200. That's not too cost effective for me. I may just ebay it and let it be somebody else's project.
Couldn't they have amde the PRAM battery easier to reach?!