Imac g3 not booting

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paul9166, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2006
    Imac g3 dv400 slotloader
    All was fine until the g3 froze after taking off a few files, it would not reset so I switched it off at the power supply for about 24hrs which is the longest time it's been off in 6 years.When I restarted it the screen looked washed out as if some of the green was missing, so we removed the rest of our important files immediately which transfered fine. Next step-I decided to use the macos 9 restore disc but when we restarted the machine the screen was distorted and gray. Ive tried a new battery and zapping the pram, extensions off etc, and now when I boot it up it just spins up for about 5 seconds and then cuts out. We did try an external monitor in the middle of this and did get a picture at one stage.I"ve heard that it could be a firmware problem even though macos x has not been added.

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