Updating firmware issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gage, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Gage macrumors regular

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    I have been trying to update the firmware on an iMac G3 and on a iBook G3 clamshell, but I cannot get the apple support page to load on either of the computers. They both get hung up at the same spot (sending request for /support/scripts/ACSurvey.js)


    I'm just trying to get the firmware updated so I can move from OS 9 to either Panther or Jaguar.

    Any help?

    Thanks
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Are there any other computers you can use to download the files and send to a USB drive?
     
  3. Gage thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I thought about that as soon as as I posted, but was hoping I didn't have to look around for a USB drive. Oh well, guess that's what I'll do.

    Thanks!
     
  4. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Not a problem. You could also burn the files to a disk.
     
  5. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    you can use a USB-stick, too. The files are very small.
     
  6. Gage thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got on another computer so I can get the firmware and found out I needed at least 9.1. Both the iMac & iBook are on os9, so now I have to find a retail disc of 9.1.

    Really wish I didn't have so much fun playing with theses old things. Lol
     
  7. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Apple supplies updates to OS 9 for free.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1387
     
  8. Gage, Nov 25, 2011
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    Gage thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sending you a Christmas card! Lol thanks

    Edit: just checked the links and they're dead.
     
  9. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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