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My Imac G4 was put into sleep mode on Sunday evening. Monday morning our power went off and on twice suddenly. Now the Imac will NOT power up. I took it to the Apple store in SLO. They say that repairs would be very very expensive. I have data on my Imac that is very important to me, and I run an application off the Classic environment for my business. A clone of the hard drive was placed on an external drive for me by the Apple store. If I buy a G4 or G5, can I run the classic environment? Can I do this by loading 10.4 instead of the 10.5 on the machines I am looking at? I don't want to buy a new machine only to find out I cannot run my classic program. Help!

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Here's the list from everymac.com of the last Macs that can run Classic: http://www.everymac.com/articles/q&a/mac...

Some Powermac G5s and iMac G5s are indeed on the list. And yes, everymac.com says that Classic requires OS 10.4.11 or earlier -- it can't run on these computers in 10.5 or later.

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it is hard to quantify 'expensive' - when your business relies on it. If not having your computer and data put's you out of business you may have to have it repaired - but if buying a similar machine and putting your data on it gets you over the line, that's fine too.

Maybe you should let a good professional handle this - I have seen to often that business owner panic at a computer breakdown, because they see their business being threatened - and it is hard to stay calm and objective when troubleshooting if your financial existence is at stake

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Basically any mac with PPC support can run classic.

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