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Imac G3 wont recognise new HD ?

Got a new HD with operating system pre-installed on it but it wont start-up?
starts to do the chime but stops and no action?

What am i doing wrong ?


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Where did the HD come from?

What version of OS X is installed.
How was it installed?


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Emac won't

10.4 OSX installed by mac dealer.


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What are the specs?

What are the specs? Mostly we need to know how much RAM it has, because if it's an early model iMac/eMac, it may not meet the 10.4 requirements. You need at least 256MB of RAM for 10.4. And on a G3, I would think that running 10.4 likely wouldn't be a pleasant experience.

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OK, what sort of computer is this?

and iMac or an eMac?

Subtle differences here

Where was the drive when the Mac dealer installed OS X 10.4?

In your iMac/eMac?


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G3 wont recognise HD

Imac G3.

If it has 256 it wont work ?

Will check specs later, sure it has .


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No, if it has LESS than 256MB it won't work, and a lot of the systems from that era had 64MB or 128MB. Also, installing an OS on one system, then putting it into another doesn't always work. Especially if the initial system was much newer.

We also need to rule out that the initial system wasn't an early Intel model, because 10.4 is where the switchover occurred. Of course that would also likely mean you bought/received a pirated copy of 10.4, so we'll come back to that later if need be.

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