Frozen cursor?

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Jan 23, 2019
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I have an old G3 beige. Been my workhorse for years.

Boots up, but after it does, the cursor is frozen.

Will not move?

HELP!!!
 

chown33

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If you plug the mouse into another computer, does it work?

If not, it could be a dead mouse.


Does a keyboard work?
Does a different mouse work?

If not, it could be the USB ports on the G3 are dead.


Did you try the mouse in different USB ports?
 

DeltaMac

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If not, it could be the USB ports on the G3 are dead.

Did you try the mouse in different USB ports?
A Beige G3 does not have USB ports (unless a PCI card with USB ports has been added :D )

Is the system actually frozen (look for the time to change)?
 

mac not my fault

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I used the thing all morning and yesterday.

I got a frozen cursor and had to pull the plug.

Mouse is fine, works on another G3.

I've pulled the plug to do a start up a few times.

Cursor moves during boot up then freezes when boot up is completed.

Thanks for the reply.
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A Beige G3 does not have USB ports (unless a PCI card with USB ports has been added :D )

Is the system actually frozen (look for the time to change)?
Correct, no USB.

It was working fine today until the cursor thing. I run a sign making program with it.

Thanks for the reply.
 

DeltaMac

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The question remains: Does the system freeze - OR, is it only the mouse that stops? (Watch the clock for a few minutes. If the time doesn't update, then your system has stopped, too - not just the mouse.)
 
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AphoticD

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Can you give it the OldWorld Mac salute?

Control-:apple:-Power !

Also, to attempt to get back on track: hold shift while booting to disable extensions, control panels and startup items.

If that resolves the freezing, use the extensions manager control panel or software like Conflict Catcher to find the offending culprit through a process of elimination.

It might be also worth booting from a floppy or CD and running Disk first aid on your startup disk.

Edit: I am assuming you are running a classic Mac OS 9.x or older. If you are getting a hard freeze like that in OS X then I would look at testing and reseating memory modules.
 
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