Have I damaged this old imac? os10.2.8 to os10.3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blinkie, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. blinkie macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    I was trying to help out my girlfriend by upgrading her imac g3 500mhz from os 10.2.8 to 10.3 . The installer soon told me that I needed a firmware upgrade and quit, and restarted the computer. I then got stuck in a bit of a loop and had to use a paperclip to get the disk out. Now when the imac is started, for a couple of seconds a small icon of the os face (?) appears and flashes to a small icon of a folder with a question mark on it (that scared me) but then is seems to start up and run as normal! I've turned the computer on a couple of times now and it does exactly the same thing every time. This flashing image is worrying me, I've given up on the idea of installing os10.3 but have I damaged this imac? Any opinions are greatly appreciated.
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    You probably just need to go into system preferences, and unselect and reselect the boot volume.

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