G3 AIO Start up problems.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by darkhawk29, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. darkhawk29 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so here's the issue, i've got a G3 AIO that has started giving me problems. I changed out the hard drive to a bigger one, a whole 6 Gb. and now none of the drives work. The CD-Rom won't even open/close. The grey screen comes up and has the ol flashing folder. Oh and the mouse will move the cursor around. That's it, that's all it does. Any ideas? Oh yea, i've changed the mother board, battery, personality card and still no luck. Thanks in advance for any tips.
     
  2. pepeleuepe macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you have the jumpers set correctly for the new hard drive. If the CD-ROM is on cable select and the HD is set differently, that could cause problems. Also, this is probably a stupid thing to mention since I'm sure you've checked it, but make sure you have a bootable partition on the new HD. Otherwise you need to boot from an installation CD.
     
  3. darkhawk29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THanks for the note, i've got the jumper off of the HD and set to master on the CD-Rom , just like it was when it was actually working. The new hard drive needs to be formatted but I can't load the CD as the CD-Rom isn't working. I've tried all different combinations of jumpers but nothing seems to change. Also, I've tried a floppy disk with the drive setup 1.7 something and it just spits it out. Any ideas?
     
  4. darkhawk29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    UGH! Still having no luck with this system, think the open reset will work? Apple-option-O-F?

    Thanks
     

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