Help on iMac 333

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macrulezz, May 22, 2011.

  1. macrulezz macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!! I'm new here and I would help from you.

    I have one iMac G3 333Mhz since 1998. It never had problem but during 1 or 2 years I won't had turned on. Now, I tried to turn on... The iMac has turned on but the USB ports don't work and I want to install a new OS X.
    I can't start with "C" key or with CD-ROM. :mad:

    Maybe the USB ports had been oxided. Now... how can I fix it to work again?

    I was thinking to change the original logic board per one iMac 600 firewire board. It's possible?

    Thanks for your help.

    I'm sorry about my English, but I try to improve. :)
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    PowerPC Macs can't boot from USB, only firewire. As your iMac doesn't have firewire, it can only boot from HDD or CD-ROM. You need a CD-ROM version of OSX.
     
  3. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Did you even read his post? He can't boot from the cd-rom because he can't get the keyboard to work cuz it's usb :rolleyes:
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That doesn't change the fact that AlphaDogg's post is accurate. Because the OP can't boot that way doesn't change the facts.
     
  5. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Accurate in relation to what? The thread?
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It doesn't matter if he can't boot from the CD, that doesn't make the computer able to boot from USB. Sounds like the computer has become a large paperweight.
     
  7. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Hmm, maybe I didn't understand him correctly...

    @OP:

    Did you try an external cd-drive/dvd-drive, if not you could try pluging an external HDD or USB-Stick and see if it lights up. If it does, then your keyboard is toast, if not, then your usb-port are. As for the Logic Board replacement, I think asking in the PPC Section would be a good idea.
     
  8. macrulezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Basically I couldn't boot because the USB ports doesn't work. So I can plug all keyboards and keeps the problem.

    How can I solve the problem?

    :)
     
  9. macrulezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey man thank you so much.

    I didn't see the PPC Section. Now I will go to post there.
     
  10. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Glad I could help :)
     

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