Help with iMac G3

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by rdhatfield3, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. rdhatfield3 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Searcy, AR
    I have an iMac G3 400 mhz running 10.2.8. When i try to install 10.3 it tells me that the firmware needs updating. What do i do?
  2. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    I recall from a lonnnng time ago (10.0.x days) that firmware updates had to be done using OS 9. However, I have an iMac G3 500 and I haven't had to update any firmware since then (as far as I can recall). Surely we can't still be required to use OS 9 to update firmware, can we? Hope someone knows better than me. Have you tried searching Apple's support forums for "imac" and "firmware" and perhaps "g3"?
  3. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    It's true check out this Apple support page for details. Look at the bottom and it will tell you to install the following updates under OS9.

    For maximum compatibility and stability, make sure you have the latest firmware updates for your iMac.

    iMac Firmware Update 1.2
    iMac Firmware Update 2.4i
    Mac Firmware Update 4.1.9
    iMac/Cube DVD-ROM Update
    iMac CD Update 2.0
    iMac DVD Update 1.0

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