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iMac G3 BootUp fireware problem

by TheCeltictiger / April 10, 2005 7:31 PM PDT

Hi all,
I am looking for assistance in solving a bootup problem on a imac G3. I offered to upgrade a friends software to OS X 10.3 and my act of friendship has come back to haunt me. There is sufficent memory (384mb) and harddrive space (40gb) and a mere 333mhz cpu and I have updated the fireware.I installed the 10.3 software and all was working fine, until I restarted the iMac and the terminal window appeared, I then had to type reset-nvram and reset-all. The iMac reboots and all works fine until I restart and again the terminal window appears and have to reset nvram all over again. Is there a way of fixing this issue and not having to reset nvram everytime I boot up.

thanks in advance

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 10, 2005 9:53 PM PDT

This is just a long shot but, replace the internal battery and, if there is extra VRAM installed on the machine, remove it and then replace it.
The 333 will run OS X .3 but it will not be the most sprightly machine

Hope this helps


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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 10, 2005 9:54 PM PDT

I think you updated the FIRMWARE and not the Firewire.


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