iMac G3 won't boot at all

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Killyp, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    #1
    Hi MR. Long time no see.

    Just bought a fantastic condition deep-blue 500 MHz G3 DV iMac yesterday for £15. Steal! The original hard drive was knackered so I've replaced it with an 80gb 5400RPM one which should be more than adequate.

    I'm aiming to get OS X on it. My 350 MHz G3 runs is well, so this should scream. Unfortunately, OS9.0 and OS9.1 disks in the optical drive still produce a flashing folder icon. I need to boot OS9.0 in order to flash the iMac's firmware before I can stick OS X on it, but it just won't boot at all.

    I'm thinking it could possibly be a knackered optical drive, but before I go to the trouble of finding a workaround, I wondered if anybody here might have some ideas.

    Many thanks, Alex.
     
  2. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    #2
    Sorted. Replaced the optical drive with one out of a faulty G4 cube and all is well.
     

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