got an old imac that wont boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peteypabs88, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. peteypabs88 macrumors newbie

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    I'm completely new to macs, been a pc user my whole life. However today I was offered an old imac for free the only thing wrong with it is that it wont boot up. When I turn it on all i get is what the attached photos show and it doesn't do anything else. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It can't find a bootable OS. Do you have any OS install discs?
     
  3. peteypabs88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ill ask the person who gave it to me, is it just a re-install?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it just needs an operating system to be installed. Hopefully... :p
     
  5. peteypabs88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just in case I can't get the cd's, is there any other way to get the os?
     
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