Picked up beige Mac G3

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 05:29:17 CST 2017

I have a pair of beige G3, checklist:
- PULL the battery. if it is drained, it sometimes won't boot. Sometimes 
even won't power on!
- Take care with the plastics, they're brittle
- The CD **ON THE POWERMAC G3** can be of any brand to boot (most macs 
need an Apple branded CD!). So if you won't boot, probably the cd-romd 
river is gone. Change it for any working IDE drive.
- Use MacOS 9.

Anything else?

Em 11/12/2017 23:04, devin davison via cctalk escreveu:
> Battery does not appear to ahve leaked but is planned to be replaced.
> I was unaware of having to press a key to boot to cd. Ill give it a
> go.
> Thanks for the quick response.
> --Devin
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 6:54 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On 12/11/2017 03:35 PM, Adrian Graham via cctalk wrote:
>>> Going from memory you need to press ‘C’ to boot from CD and you might also need to replace the PRAM battery.
>> I'll second the bit about the PRAM battery.   I've got one of these
>> beige G3 boxes and can affirm that a failing PRAM battery can create all
>> sorts of strange havoc, including not powering on at all.
>> Note that said battery is 3.6V, so a CR2032 won't do it.
>> --Chuck
> .

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