Emac 2002 needs full restore

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Blobzilla99, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2009
    Hey guys,
    I'm new to this and I have an annoying problem
    Just wondering if anyone could maybe help?

    Ok, so, I got given an emac 2002 the other day, its been used at my local college for the last seven years and so it has all these student restrictions on it and so I want to hard restore to it's factory settings.

    I have the osx discs and i've tried running them by holdig "C" on power up but it doesn't respond.

    Any tips/ideas?
    I just want it to go back to factory settings.

    It would be awesome if you could keep the language basic because I'm not very good with computer talk!
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    May be good to throw a fresh HDD in there and then stick a fresh copy of OS X on there.

    Sorry I can't be of much more help.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Sorry Blobzilla, you've probably found a solution to your eMac issue by now, but if not, you need to check that the OS X disks are specific to that eMac. For example, if the OS disks were for a different model of Mac, even though the OS is the same, they won't work. In which case you need to purchase retail OS disks (black color).

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