B&W G3 Issue

masterjedi73

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It's a rev.2 300mhz with 128 mb Ram.

It had 8.6 on it, and I started to upgrade to 9.0 last night and the power went out! Now it won't boot, and I don't have a bootable CD. How can I create one?
 

max¥¥

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Over there....
it would be piracy but you could download it from a torrent site and burn it to a cd using disc utility, but i can't advise you to do that as it would be against forum rules
 

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Over there....
open disk utility (in /applications/utilities), drag the disc image to the sidebar, click on the image in the sidebar, go to the images menu and click burn,insert a blank cd, click burn
 

666sheep

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You can try to pass it using MDD's optical drive in target disk mode, if you got bootable CD/DVD now (and FW cable). If your Smurf supports TDM ofc (I'm not sure).
Other way is to swap optical between MDD and Smurf.
 

kilowattradio

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It's a rev.2 300mhz with 128 mb Ram.

It had 8.6 on it, and I started to upgrade to 9.0 last night and the power went out! Now it won't boot, and I don't have a bootable CD. How can I create one?
My experience is that your going to need to buy one. All the current ones on piratebay are borked. Put an ad on craigslist and see what turns up.
:eek:
 

masterjedi73

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The B&W still won't boot.

I have a set of bootable OSX CDs (10.0) and they work because I tried it on my iBook Clamshell to be sure.

any ideas?

Matt
 

masterjedi73

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I've got a few laying around here. Do you think the pioneer SuperDrive from my g5 would work? It's a 111.
 

666sheep

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What exactly symptoms are? It powers on or not? Chime or not? It gives image on screen? Or its only issue is not reading CDs?
"Won't boot" could mean few things... provide more details please.
 

masterjedi73

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It has the "normal" chime and just goes to the flashing question mark and folder. Fans are spinning and I have video. I installed OS 9 onto a hard drive via my G5 and installed that. It still won't boot. I tried finding a way to "bless" the system folder, but I couldn't figure it out.

There are led lights on the mobo, too. I changed HD cables.
 

drewdle

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There should be five green LED on the logic board once the system gets past the chime. If they're not all lit up, or they're lighting up red, it indicates a problem with the subsystem nearest to the LED. You could try swapping things like the memory, do a hard PRAM reset (two buttons on the logic board that are near the second HD bay, hold them both down for over 10 seconds). Aside from that, it sounds bad.

That is unfortunate. Mine is under the weather too. It won't recognize memory it previously did, won't boot at random, etc. I get all the green LEDs, but I still think it's logic board related, as I've swapped out everything else, like you have.
 

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