The first model of the iMac line of personal computers made by Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) produced between 1998 and 2003.

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Why is my iMac G3 rejecting the start up disc?

I have recently upgraded my imac 3G 400MHZ slot loading imac (blueberry) by giving it a new hard drive, and memory - both compatable with the model -and replaced the buzzing old speakers too. I tried to boot up from the CDs it came with in the usual way - pressing the C key, but it just keeps rejecting the cds.

I have tried booting it up using my mac laptop in target mode - the imac sees the lap-top hard drive but cannot access it.

I was really carefull to make sure all internals were firtted properly and wires all connected.

feeling really fed up. Can anyone help me please



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Perhaps the optical drive is at fault. Put the old drive in (unless it was toasted) and see if you can boot that way. With these older machines you have to connect to an external boot drive via FIRWIRE- they won't boot from USB drives.

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