Old G4 Mac stuck on Firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blix, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. blix macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I have an old G4 mac and have recently installed Tiger. Yesterday my friend transfered some files using the firewire cable onto mac ibook. All good, i ve done it before no problems. This time i get home and my screen is stuck on teh firewire mode. So i restart, goes back to firewire screen, try to start up off installer disc, back to firewire screen. What am i missing here? is it really simple. Please help :confused:
     
  2. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    try holding the shift key when you hear the boot sound and keep it pressed to boot up without the extentions and remove the files you added
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    Try holding Cmd-Opt-P-R at the startup tone, and let it chime twice. If that doesn't work, try Cmd-Opt-O-F and see whether it drops you into Open Firmware.
     
  4. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    if the cmd-opt-o-f does work type in set-defaults press enter then type in reset-all press enter

    oops forgot to say try to reset the pram thanks Nermal :D
     
  5. blix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your suggestions, it turns out that after i installed Tiger i didnt update the firmware for my keyboard so it wouldnt work with any of the usual commands. I just ended up going into the G4 and resetting the pram manually and that worked, thank god.
    thank you!
     
  6. mklos macrumors 68000

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    That would work perfect if he had Mac OS 9! :D
     
  7. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    oh crap then what do u do to bypass all the extentions on osx on startup or do u just repair permishions
     

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