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Macintosh g3 imac is not starting.

Mac G3 is not starting for some reason. Is it dead or ther could be another reason?

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Being that a G3 is rather old, the small battery on the motherboard will most likely need replacing. This battery keeps a small amount of charge to the board to detect when the power button is pressed. If this doesn't fix it, replace the power supply.

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How to Add Life and Pep to an iMac G3


The old iMac G3 desktop was an excellent machine in its day. Today, it can still be a great little computer to scoot around the Internet, create graphics, manipulate photos, and do schoolwork or almost any other use you can imagine.

If you haven’t already upgraded to OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you should deeply consider doing this. Currently, this version of the Mac operating system is the earliest still being supported by major browsers, and is the newest that works well on the iMac G3. If you can’t upgrade to Tiger, consider using Panther (OS X 10.3).

After you update your operating system, download the latest version of your favorite browser. Remember; Microsoft stopped including Macintosh in its updates of Internet Explorer when Mac launched Safari, so all Mac versions are sorely out of date. Firefox, Opera, Camino and, of course the default Mac browser, Safari, are the best browsers for your iMac. If you can only use Panther, the Opera browser is the only one still including Panther in updates. Also, if you enjoy using Yahoo! Messenger, Panther and earlier are not supported by Yahoo! Messenger either. Unfortunately, time has marched on. You can, however, use the web version of Yahoo! Messenger through your browser.

Update your software using the Software Update feature found in the System section of the System Preferences dialog box. Changes to Java, QuickTime and other frequently used components have more than likely occurred since your OS was created and updates are important to keeping your machine running on today’s web.

Replacing your CPU is not suggested due to the difficulty level, but a quick fix of RAM can give your elderly machine a big boost of energy. The later G3’s can handle 1 GB of SDRAM, just use two 512 MB sticks. You can find these for a good price on eBay.

Once you have all these upgrades and updates, your little iMac will be the fierce web adventurer it once was. Happy computing!
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Connecting an external monitor via the imac g3 vga port


The G3 iMac, to my knowledge, does not support an external monitor.

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Usb not recognized on macintosh powerbook g3


The Powerbook G3 will be using the original USB architecture and I suspect that your flash drives are using USB 2 and are not backwards compatible, so sorry I don't really think it is possible.

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I have mounted a new 40GB on my imac G3 and wanted to install OS ssw 9.0.4 on it, but at start up from the CD, it booth up to where it suposed to show the os type having this icon like a human faced pc at...


Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

The "human face" icon is an indication that your hard drive is not being recognized by your iMac G3 because the hard drive is not formatted to read the Mac OS 9 software.

What you need to do is initialize your hard drive so you can
it can read the Mac OS 9.0.4 software.

Below, I have provided a link with simple steps to properly initialize (format) your 40GB hard drive

Initializing a hard disk, cartridge, or optical disk

Follow these steps and you will be able to successfully install Mac OS 9.0.4 to your Mac G3 hard drive.

I hope this helps.

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How to install a ER 14250 battery on an Apple Imac G3 computer


Please have a look at this link : http://www.scribd.com/doc/103447/iMac-G3-Disassembly-Guide
it's a manual for disassembling the iMac G3. You can use this manual to take apart your computer and fix your batter in it.
If you have any problems in getting it done, please let me know.
Hope this helps, Best Regards
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When I turn on my mac g3 works but the screen stays


Some models of G3 iMac have an external display connector under the rear belly plate. Connect a monitor to this connector. If that monitor shows your desktop, your main CRT is blown. The cost of replacing a CRT in this model is almost certainly more than the residual value of the machine.

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Apple Macintosh PowerBook G3 Start-up problem


Your mac doesn't recognize the system folder. Try to find the original boot disks that came with the machine, and see if you can mount the hard disk while booting from the CDs. If you can, I'd backup the data as soon as possible and reinstall the operating system, including a full hard drive reformat. If you can't see the hard drive from the boot cd, another option is to hold down the T key during startup to boot the mac into "target disk mode" - this will allow you to hook up the g3 to another computer as an external hard disk in order to back up the data.

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How to stream youtube on a power macintosh g3


wow, that's tough,providing you have maxed the RAM in the machine, and have it running upvtovdate Panther or Tiger ...while using firefox , have flip4mac installed .... give that a go, should work depending on what video. HD will be a nono but most vids should play depending also on how the video maker finalised there vids too..what codec they used etc etc I had it running on a iMac G3 not too long ago with 1Gb RAM on Tiger . worked -ok(ish) good luck oh.. to help more I'd need to know what OS- how much RAM -which browser/plugins you using ? cheers.

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