Please help with my iMac G4!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gpgadget, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. gpgadget macrumors newbie

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    I just brought a imac g4 that wont boot it goes to the apple and stay's there. thats not the problem know i connected 2 different keyboards yet non of them are recognized on boot. i need this to try and boot of cd.

    thanks fans
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Turn off the iMac. Then turn it on and immediately press the option/alt key on the keyboard. Does the iMac's screen show anything different?
     
  3. gpgadget thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope as i am using a windows keyboard i looked up a picture of a mac keyboard i pressed the right button yet there is no lights on the keyboard
     
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  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely issues

    Issues that can cause the issue are not limited to but can cause this are:

    Dead PRAM battery....that will be fun for you to replace.
    Dead or dying Hard drive..... Just as fun as the battery.
    Or your software just needs reloaded, try booting from CD and repair disk then permissions. If it won't do that refer to the first 2.

    Good Luck. I have had a few, mac fixit has a great take apart and it's not too tough. Just remember to get a new tube of thermal paste and take it all the way apart so you can clean the fan at the top because it will be caked with dust bad if it was ever used.
     
  6. gpgadget thread starter macrumors newbie

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    opened it cleaned all the dust and could not get the harddrive out would not find any install disks! any help
     
  7. gpgadget thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will be using this computer to use garage band and word thats it!
     
  8. Dannyshing27 macrumors regular

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    It all depends what he is intending to use it for (word and garage band).

    I don't buy a scientific calculator when all I want to do is simple addition and subtraction.:D
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    Stay on topic, the off topic bickering was removed.
     

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