Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Mac Wont start up

Posted on 2003-03-12
9
Medium Priority
?
199 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have Power Mac G3 with no operationg system when I turn unit on all I get is a picture of a Floppy with a question mark, I have tried to put in operation system in cd rom to no avail. Please help on what to do. Thanks any and all Help is greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:AllenNicley
8 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:thewhirlwind
ID: 8120400
On startup hold down the C key on the keyboard to boot from the CD-ROM.  Also make sure that there is a Hard Drive in the G3.

Check the cables inside the G3 to ensure that the CD-ROM drive is hooked up correctly to the motherboard.

Good luck!

tww
0
 

Expert Comment

by:bburke2284
ID: 8120684
According to Apple, you must boot from the original system disk, and either select your hard disk from the Startup Disk control panel or reinstall your system software.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:compuphonic
ID: 8120804
Which operating system are you trying to boot ?
Is this a system restore disk or an original OS install disk ?

When you hold down C and powerup does the machine look as if its reading from the CD ?
0
Eye-catchers on the conference table

Challenge: The i-unit group was not satisfied with the audio quality during remote meetings. They were looking for a portable solution with excellent audio quality for use in their conference room but also at their client’s offices.

 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:rid
ID: 8121465
If holding C during startup will not work, you can try resetting the PRAM. Sometimes this will scare Macs into submission. Press and hold Command+Option+P+R immediately after power on. Keep pressing until you have heard three startup chimes. Retry starting with "C" pressed.

/RID
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jimbo99
ID: 8121582
Find someone to open the machine and listen to the HD.  See if it is actually spinning up.

Try looking closely at the power supply.  I have a mac on my desk for refurbishment that supplies power to the mobo but won't supply power through it's single power connector.  The fan won't run either.

You may not be happy if it is the powersupply due to the fact that they are hugely proprietary and from mac to mac they are also proprietary.

Anyway, not booting could be the result of alot of things including OS related issues.  Try posing the question in the mac forum here.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jimbo99
ID: 8121599
Find someone to open the machine and listen to the HD.  See if it is actually spinning up.

Try looking closely at the power supply.  I have a mac on my desk for refurbishment that supplies power to the mobo but won't supply power through it's single power connector.  The fan won't run either.

You may not be happy if it is the powersupply due to the fact that they are hugely proprietary and from mac to mac they are also proprietary.

Anyway, not booting could be the result of alot of things including OS related issues.  Try posing the question in the mac forum here.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:akboss
ID: 10318673

============================
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
PAQ/No Refund

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.
 
PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!
 
akboss
EE Cleanup Volunteer
============================
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
PashaMod earned 0 total points
ID: 10364627
PAQed - no points refunded (of 80)

PashaMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses

572 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question