Power Mac B&W G3/G4 boot problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LumbermanSVO, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2007
    Denton, TX
    So I picked up this B/W PowerMac G3 with a Sonnet Tech G4 1GHz upgrade and OS X 10.4.10 for a friend.

    When I turn it on the fans come on and I can hear the HDD spin up and I get the startup chime. The screen stays blank and nothing else happens. I can open and close the Cd tray.

    If I reset the PRAM (remove power and battery, press the power button and let sit for 10 minutes) I get one solid boot out of it and everything runs fine. There appears to be no problems when I look in System Profiler.

    The computer did not come with the OS X install disks but does have the Disk Image files for os 9.1 and 9.2.1.

    I replaced the battery with a new one today, that did not resolve the problem.

    What do I do next?

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