My iMac g3 will not boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ferrari486, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. ferrari486 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    :apple: Hi i am trying to upgrade my imac g3 to osx, however I dont have a boot disc and even if i did my cd drive will not open
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom

    1st off - how far does the machine boot, and does it have a FireWire or IEEE1394 port. The simple answer to your question is first to obtain a Mac OS X boot disc - this could cost rather a lot, and you may find it cheaper just to purchase a iMac G3 with Mac OS X pre-installed. And once you obtain the bootdisc, grab an external FireWire CD/DVD drive and use that to install it :)

  3. ferrari486 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2010
    as far as the booting process the machine will turn on with no apple chime sound or video and yes i do have a firewire port
    secondly i do have a boot disc but the firmware is not updated so i cant run osx yet

    so sorry colts :-(
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    reset pram ,repair permissions,install firmware update , install osx panther or tiger (panther runs faster on the g3 imac )

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