problems with osX to 8.5 downgrade B/W g3?

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  1. maha macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I'm curious if there is a problem reformating and loading os 8.5 on a blue and white g3 that already has osX installed on it?

    I have a piece of equipment that is only supported in 8.5.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If you reformat with the 8.5 disks you should be fine.
     
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  4. maha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, I'm not too technical about os updating. I just want to make sure that the os or a firmware update (that would probably have needed installation prior to osX) wouldn't mess up going back to os 8.5? or if such a thing could even happen.

    It's a drum scanner made by Screen who no longer supports software development for this model. I've been using a beige g3 which works fine, but file transfers are extremely slow as I think it's only a built in 10 base T network connection.

    Unless anyone knows of a card for the beige g3? I posted that question a while ago and received no answer....

    anyways thanks for the advice!

    cheers
     
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  6. maha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not 100% sure. When I first set up the system - about 1.5 years ago, I believe I tried 8.6 and if I remember right, the reason why 8.6 didn't work that great was a color sync problem?

    Right now I have color sync 2.5.1 in os 8.5.

    and I don't have a machine with 8.6 on it to see again what the difference was....
     
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