PowerMac BW won't boot after resetting PRAM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by link92, May 2, 2005.

  1. link92 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    After resetting PRAM, my PowerMac G3 Blue and White wil not boot, it just displays a circle with a diagonal line through it instead of the Apple logo. Any ideas?

    Specs:
    PowerMac G3 350MHz Blue and White upgraded to 600MHz G4
    512MB RAM
    ATI RAGE 128
    DVD-RW
    120GB HD
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    #2
    It may be dead. Try booting from the restore CD. See what happens.
    It may not be detecting the drive, but that should be the frowny face or a questionmark. Check connections, and hopefully it isn't dead.
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    #3
    Try booting from CD like the previous person stated.

    If the circle with the line through it looks like a folder or disk, it cannot find the boot partition or disk. Are you booting into OS9 or a version of OS X ? If this is OS9 some G4 upgrades require special extensions as well.
     
  4. link92 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    #5
    hmm,
    do you happen to have your G3 processor still? I would try booting with that installed as a test. Are you sure you didn't delete anything prior to these problems?

    Move or change any files on your system?
     
  6. link92 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bought it second hand, don't have the G3. The only thing I did before it was run Software Update, and got all the iWork/iLife '05 updates and repair permissions. All it repaired were some colorsync folders.
     
  7. link92 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Finally had time to try my (now arrived) Tiger DVD, it works! Yeeehawww!!! :D
     

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