ugh computers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by fowler_chick, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh.....pulling out hair.......thought i found some thing good......... went to a garage sale today and found a imac g3 for my 4 year old son who is constantly on my lap top playing mickey mouse road ralley or hanging out in mickey mouse club house ( yes he is absesse with the little rodent), turned it on and ll it shows is a pic of a file and a question mark......PLEASE save me!! i have no clue about imacs........
     
  2. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry, friend.
    I am a PC.
    Best of luck finding a helper![​IMG]

    Brightest Blessings
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It means the operating system needs reinstalled. Or its not loading or something similar.
     
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  4. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh great? can i get that from download.com?
     
  5. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Intell iMac, I am not sure which version of OSX the G3 uses. But it should run Tiger, see if you find a copy of that somewhere. It would run anything much newer than that.
     
  6. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may need to find an Apple Store and see if they have a copy for you.
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    No ya need a Mac OS Disk I think. Dont know a lot about macs but that's what happened with the one I had.
     
  8. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    Wow, I can't believe they purged the operating system!

    Well, you're going to need to find an older MAC operating system, as the current OS (Snow Leopard) will not run on older systems (ones that don't have Intel chips). I'm pretty sure the one you bought is older than that. If you can find OSX (Tiger), it will probably work.

    I'm sorry I'm not more help, as I'm not sure where you might find them. Your best bet might be to call Apple and ask them directly. I'm sure they'd be able to help you.
     
  9. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leopard will run on a G5 and maybe a G4 but I doubt if it will run on a G3. Snow leopard is Intel Mac only. I had a G5 before this one and it had Tiger on it, but I upgraded to Leopard. Sorry I don't have the Tiger Disc either.
     
  10. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked and the G3 came with OS9.2. It probably won't run Tiger, but it may run Panther.
     

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