my iMac g3 will not boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ferrari486, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hi i have an old tray loading imac g3 i want to upgrade it to osx but the firmware is not updated so i need an os9 boot disk but my cd drive wont open:apple:
     
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    MacHamster68

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    then very likely the cd drive is broken down , have you tried it with manually open it an putting in a cd you dont want or you dont need to test it if its realy broken or only malfunctions
    but as cd drives have only a limited lifetime so it might be broken , can you see the drive in system at all ?
     
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    student_trap

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    IIRC isn't there a way to force open the cd drive by poking around with a paper clip?
     
  4. macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it was all the rage in the ninites;) There might be a hole where you put a paper clip in, then it pops the drive out a bit. Or you can do it my way, with a screwdriver:D
     
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    MacHamster68

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    student_trap

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    glad you got it sorted. If you have any more questions then come back and post away!
     

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