This might be the wrong place to do this but...

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by fatandlazy11, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. fatandlazy11 macrumors member

    fatandlazy11

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    Hi, I know this is not the place for this, but ive tried every other computer site on the net, this is the only one left.

    Ok, ok. I own a windows computer. I bought a iMac G3 to replace it. as soon as i get the mac working, i notice my PC is acting a little crazy. So i turn it off and on again. Normaly, the fan spins for about 15 seconeds, and then it boots. This time, the fan STAYS on and there is no video wahtsoever. It's been 3 days, and Im desprate to get all my music off of it and onto my mac, but nothing's working.

    Like I said, this is the wrong place. but i was hoping one of u guys used a windows comp once or twice
     
  2. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you pull the hard drive out of the PC and put it in the imac? Sounds to me like the logic board may have gone out on your PC. That is similar to how our PC acted when that happened. If you think it would boot from the CD-ROM, you could put a knoppix LiveCD in there to boot off linux and remove the songs, but sounds like your PC won't boot.
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Or put the harddrive in a external enclosure and hook it up to the imac. The Mac has no problem reading from a windows formatted harddisk. Good luck!!
     
  4. fatandlazy11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, you are probobly right. The fan spins at boot up. than, it starts to load Windows. However, I don't think it is booting at all. Besides, I have no video signal, so even if it was, i have no way to do anything.

    "Putting the harddrive in the iMac?" Sounds a bit risky to me. I dont know. this is an iMac G3, 233 MHz. The original "Bondi Blue." I might be willing to give it a shot, but how would it affect the iMac's HD? Also, Where can you buy one of these "External encloseres?"
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Amend the suggestion -- take the drive out of the PC and take it to someone who has a suitable machine to hook it up to, to scavenge your data.

    The iMac is a por candidate - no internall connection for a hard drive, no Firewire externally, and its USB is 1.1 so it;s deadly slow.
     

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