iMac G3 won't boot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gladiator, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. gladiator macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006

    One day, while turning on my 266 Mhz iMac G3 in the morning, I got an unexpected error. Now, when I turn on the computer, there is a white screen with a command line similar to DOS or whatever, where I had to type "boot" to start the computer. After starting the computer, I routinely typed in boot, and this error message came up:

    [boot] can't open: ide0/@0:5,\\:tbxi

    I don't know what the problem is, somebody please help me. The iMac has OS 10.3 installed on it, and I do not have the install discs for Panther.
  2. ddekker macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2006
    won't boot

    I'm trying to remember back to having that exact thing, had something to do with updating firmware for OS X on that old of machine... I'll keep hunting so until then google firmware upadate and see what you find, when I find it I will post it on my blog... good luck


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