iMac G3 DV SE no HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by myutopia, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. myutopia macrumors newbie

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    I bought an I mac a few days ago from a friend as a sort of xmas present for my Dad.
    He wanted a PC (Top Spec of course) but I decided that to buy him something for which he'd only use for emails and light browsing I'd get him something simple like an iMac, that way if he wants to add t it then he can go down the USB or firewire route. Problem is after my friend formatted the harddrive and gave it to me, when I got it home and tried to power it up it wouldn't even power the harddrive. I've opened the case powered it on and the harddrive doesn't even spin. I can boot from cdrom no problem. I've tried a different harddrive and still the same.

    Any ideas what it could be.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you installed the OS? Sorry if that's a really stupid question, just the first thing that came to mind. :eek:
     
  3. myutopia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    God am I dumb.

    I did some digging around and it looks like basically all I had to do was re-initialise the harddrive.

    Did that and it seems to be coming up so I can now get the OS on.

    Cheers for the help.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Bah, I wasn't much help. :eek:

    Yeah, you've gotta format a drive before you can install the OS before you can play with the Mac (or PC). :)
     

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