iMac G3 help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hummer, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
    I recently got an iMac G3 from a friend because he claims it doesn't work. When you turn it on you are greeted with a blinking finder and then question mark. He gave me the iMac OS 8.6 which brings the mac out of the cannot find finder and brings the mac to its desktop, but almost nothing works. I was wondering how I do a clean instal deleting everything that was once on it and just leaving what it came with originally. I do not have a usb keyboard so I am not able to press any keys.

    Thanks in advanced.
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Well you are going to need a Keyboard. Next you are going to need a Mac OS 9.2, or a Mac OS 8.5 Install CD. Then stick the CD into the computer and hold down the C key until the computer boots off the CD. If it does not boot off the CD, then you have a bad CD drive. If it does boot off the CD then go to disk utility and format the HD, then install Mac OS. If this does not work you may have a bad HD. I hope this helps!

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