iMac G3 won't boot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gladiator, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. gladiator macrumors newbie

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    Sep 26, 2006
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    Hi,

    One day, while turning on my 266 Mhz iMac G3 in the morning, I got an unexpected error. Now, when I turn on the computer, there is a white screen with a command line similar to DOS or whatever, where I had to type "boot" to start the computer. After starting the computer, I routinely typed in boot, and this error message came up:

    [boot] can't open: ide0/@0:5,\\:tbxi

    I don't know what the problem is, somebody please help me. The iMac has OS 10.3 installed on it, and I do not have the install discs for Panther.
     
  2. ddekker macrumors regular

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    Sep 23, 2006
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    Michigan
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    won't boot

    I'm trying to remember back to having that exact thing, had something to do with updating firmware for OS X on that old of machine... I'll keep hunting so until then google firmware upadate and see what you find, when I find it I will post it on my blog... good luck

    DD
     

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