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If it only boots to a blue screen, try booting up in Safe Boot mode:


If this does not work, boot from your install DVD and use Disk Utility to repair the disk:


If this does not resolve the issue you may need to use your isntall disc to perform an Archive and Install:


Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Nov 21, 2018

Hello, sorry you are having trouble,
There are so many variables when it comes to Video play back on a Mac..
Yea, 1.25 Ghz with 1 GB of Ram answers most questions, yea, it should play OK,
  • Is the video on a CD or DVD ? well, these iMacs don't have a very fast optical drive.
  • How much room do you have on your internal hard Drive, if it's too full ( more than 80% full ) then you will suffer read/write performance.
  • Is the video on an external harddrive, is it a USB drive? the USB on the iMac G4 is USB 1.1, 11Mbit/sec, way too slow to play a big video smoothly.
  • Just what is the size of the video, is it like that for all of them or just one, might it be a HD video with high frame rates?
  • What version of the MacOS X do you have installed? If you installed Leopard 10.5 on the iMac G4, nothing will run smoothly,
  • Are you playing this video over a network? forget it it's got to be on the internal or a FireWire external disk otherwise it will stagger...
Well, there you go, I know, it's so easy to say Hey man, just get a new Mac and everything will be fine... But that machine is going on 6 years old now, Video technology has not stood still.....

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Dec 01, 2016

Yes. The disks return it to new unused state.

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Nov 14, 2016


Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Feb 24, 2016

Check if your microphone and headset is plugged in correctly and try again. Go to Settings >Sound >Input and check if your microphone is selected. Go to Settings >Sound >Output and check if your headphones are selected.

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Feb 07, 2016

I think what you have done is accidently magnified your screen slightly. To correct this hold down your ctrl key on your keyboard and move your finger on the mouse scroll button back. Hope this helps.

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Oct 03, 2015


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Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Jul 17, 2015

Hi! I'd recommend replacing the mouse with another known good working mouse-- just to test it out. You could also try resetting the PMU. Resetting the iMac Flat Panel Power Management Unit PMU Hope this helps!

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Mar 01, 2015

Sounds like you have the following virus on your systems.
Go to http://www.dnschanger.com/

Did anyone try to download a "codec for video viewing"

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Sep 10, 2014

Need to know what happens when you insert the cd? Is the message "disc unreadable"? Here are some suggestions-be sure the disc drive is working...insert another disc known to work. If the message asks what to do with the disc, choose ignore. Then go to disc utility and try mounting it from there. Worst case-open it on a Windows machine and transfer the file via a USB thumb drive.

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Sep 07, 2014

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Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

restart while holding down option key, will go into drive or disk select mode, then choose the drive you want it to run from, ie either hdd or cd or dvd or some external drive.

Apple iMac G4... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

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