Beige G3 Startup problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Garfie, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, first time poster.

    A friend of mine has a Beige G3 tower (9300, I think he said). Apparently, he cannot start his Mac up, either using the machine's on button or from the keyboard. I thought it may be that he needs to replace the battery, any thoughts? I'd appreciate any help with as he's driving me mad at work trying to figure it out!
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Hmmm, need more info. There never was a Power Mac 9300 (there was a 9500, 9600, 6300 and 7300, maybe one of those?), and the numbered model macs used 603 or 604 processors, not G3s (though they might have an upgraded processor) so which model does he have?

    My best guess is a power supply problem, if nothing at all is happening. Look inside for fried bits. ;)

    In my experience, a dead CMOS battery gives you a "dead mac" face - the power supply will still run and the drives will spin up.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers,

    Probably a 9500, he said 9300 when I texted him to find out. I think I need to get a bit more info tomorrow.
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    have a look a the Power Mac Index at Low End Mac - you should be able to use that to determine which machine it is.
     

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