Question about Apple eMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

Can't reinstall onto mac desktop because rom is failling to open and passwod protected

My friend who graduated from school gave me his mac desktop which i did not know it was password protected.i purchased a mac cd to run my new setup but the CD Rom is failing to open.what should I do?

Posted by on

  • Cee Jai Bernard
    Cee Jai Bernard May 11, 2010

    is your drive physically not opening up or is it not opening the files... and if you got this from a friend, wouldn't he know the password?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 233 Answers

If your computer is beige, has a SCSI interface and does not have USB ports don't waste your time. It will never do what you want it to. Don't throw your money at something that is basically obsolete. Invest that money in something newer. G4's and Emac's can be purchased cheap ($20 or $30) on eBay.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

If you can not acquire the password from your friend, and if your CD drive will not physically open:
First, try using a straightened paperclip - insert it gently into the hole next to the drive, and push it in firmly and then out. The CD drive should open.

If it does not, the easiest solution is to buy an external CD/DVD drive and install the Mac software with that.

What kind of Mac desktop is it, and what Mac CD did you purchase? If you bought a Leopard DVD, and the Mac desktop is old enough, it will not work.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Change my yahoo password


http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index;_ylt=A0SO8ywWIcNSGlIArWlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByaDNhc2JxBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkAw--?locale=en_US&page=content&y=PROD_ACCT&id=SLN2035

Dec 31, 2013 | Apple Mac Desktops

Tip

What is the differance between cd devices types


Simply .........<br /> <br /> cd rom = read cd 700m only <br /><br />cd rw =read cd 700m and write on it <br /><br />dvd rom =read cd 700m and dvd 4.7g only <br /><br />dvd rw= read cd 700m and dvd 4.7 gb and write on it <br /><br />dvd compo= read cd 700m and write on it and read only dvd 4.7 not write <br /><br /><br />best regardes my friends

on Mar 31, 2011 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

Blinking question mark on bootup


Did you try holding the "C" Key continuously while re-booting?

Feb 02, 2010 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

2 Answers

A friend gave me a macintosh model m6498 when i


In order for you to make this MAC working is to reinstall the operating system to this unit and you need a installation for it in order for you to proceed with that, if you dont have it you can go get one of those CD from any computer or electronic store near you..........

Nov 04, 2009 | Apple Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My school has sum bad *** blocker that blocks proxy and every kind of tunnle there is, i want to no what can i do? ...


Unfortunately nothing. Most schools with suspend your internet access if they catch you trying to bypass their filters. Peer2peer sharing is mostly illegal and they are only protecting you in the long run.

Sep 11, 2009 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

I work at a school, my computer tech gave me a new superDisk drive. I use it to back up work orders. Now the Icon does not show on my desktop (I use a mac)


By SuperDIsk you mean the removable cartridge drive, right?
The drive itself will not show up on your desktop unless there is an actual cartridge in it.
If it doesn't show up even with a cartridge in it, check Finder / Preferences / General / Show these items on the desktop, and make sure External Disks is checked.

Sep 11, 2009 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My school has Macs and the school has blocked all the web sites.


this doesn't have anything to do with the computers; it's something schools and businesses set up on their networks. and it's not something you can change unless you can get admin access to their router(s).
sorry...

Mar 12, 2009 | Apple Mac Desktops

1 Answer

Cd drive problem on my mac mini


your DVD ROM's lens has became weak.
and it cannot be repaired.
But if you manage to open the DVD ROM clean the dust in it & it will start working agaain but be careful remember that no power should be attached to ROM.
pls rate me
thankyou

Feb 02, 2009 | Apple Mac Mini Desktop

1 Answer

Imac problem starting up


Reinstall Mac Os X, this should fix the problem.

Do a backup of all your files before reinstalling the OS.

If you do not know how to reinstall Mac OS get it safely done at any Mac shop, it is not an expensive operation.

Sep 13, 2008 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

1 Answer

Can't reinstall


uninstall the antivirus and unused softwares and then try

Feb 20, 2008 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple eMac G4 Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Mac Desktops Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Cosma Papouis
Cosma Papouis

Level 3 Expert

404 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13577 Answers

Are you an Apple Mac Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...