Powerbook G3, File Icon on start-up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DickArmAndHarT, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. DickArmAndHarT macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    hey heyy!

    I have two g3 powerbook on my hands to fix, one works excellent, with the exception of the battery blinking, but holding zero charge, it works from outlet only. the other is a wallstreet i belive, and although it boots, after a white/gray screen a File symbol is on the screen, and the boot goes no farther. I believe this would be due to the hard drive. I have a small 6 gig working drive around and i would love to get both of these working.

    The hard drive is from an old pc, is the drive compatiable, and although i know how to replace the drive, how can i install an operating system on this beast. can os x run, its 300mhz or less.

    Thanks for you help, i love these, there like pieces of history, and greaatt apple enginering, unfortunally i only got off the pc board a few years ago. and never go to see these new,
  2. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    common, anyone,

    i need to know what the file icon means
  3. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    Is it a folder with a question mark on it? That means it can't find a drive with an OS on it. Probably means your drive is f'd.

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