Old G3 Tower getting powered up for the first time since...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Old G3 guy, May 5, 2010.

  1. Old G3 guy macrumors newbie

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    ....maybe 5 years?

    It's been in the basement and I am now going to sell it. I plugged it all in and turned it on. I get my desktop background pattern (pebbly blue), but no icons or other programs to open and test. Nothing's on the desktop!

    The mouse works. The keyboard (at least the on button) works. Can anyone assist?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'd get an old PPC Debian Linux live CD and erase the drive. Write a pass of zeroes to be sure your old data is securely wiped. It would help me and others on this forum to know the exact specs of your machine. Memory, hard drive space, processor speed, and more.
     
  3. Old G3 guy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry- why would I want to erase my drive? Note: I am selling the G3 with the software that's in it.
     

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