imac g3 dead? =\

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  1. mindingulove macrumors member

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    my old imac g3 333 rev a wont boot up, when i start from cd the apple logo shows but no spin circle. when i start from hd it wont recognize mac os 9.22!

    i already did pram reset n nthg

    thx

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    edit: on phanter cd no spin circle
    on jaguar cd strange lines
    on mac os 9 n 8 cd grey screen
     
  2. mindingulove thread starter macrumors member

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    well booted in firmware. my firmware is 3.0 i cant boot in cds or in the hd? is this the prob?
     
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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your logicboard isn't dead. You probably are not using any discs that are bootable, even if they seem to be bootable.
     
  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Hard drive

    Sounds like hard drive is corrupt or dying. Find and install cd and use disk repair to fix and reinstall. If that doesn't work it would need replacement.
     
  6. mindingulove thread starter macrumors member

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    im sure they are bootable. ive used them previously and ive used then in my other mac they work. and the mac os 8 cd is the original one and so is the recovery, how come they are not bootable?
     
  7. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Is it OS 8.5?

    OS 8 should not be on the 333 it should be 8.5 with enabler or something newer. A dead hard drive will cause more draw on a weak analog board and seem to hang like you describe. It's a pretty likely cause due to its age. Might want to replace capacitors on the analog board if you open it up.
     
  8. mindingulove, Nov 10, 2013
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    mindingulove thread starter macrumors member

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    well it happend after i upgraded firmware. actually it was 4.19 but the mac os 9 installed 3.0. after that i used to use it all days. =\
    The mac os 8 is the cd that came along with the computer. its mac os 8.5 and the mac os 9.0 is the other one i have
     
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