Hey, Michael!

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 01:50 PM

I got them. But I did something stupid. Instead of putting DW in I put the OS 9 disc (the 9.1 one) in and I can't get it out. what now?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:00 PM

Hold down the click button while booting. It should spit out the disk - eventually (wondering if the straightened paper clip works on a PB G4).
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:00 PM

I'll try that.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:02 PM

Got it! Now to try DW. I'll keep you updated.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:05 PM

IT'S BOOTING! IT"S BOOTING! Now hopefully DW can fix it.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:10 PM

aww, It said it cannot be repaired. What should I do? frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:14 PM

Not good. Did it give a reason? Erase and reinstall is probably the only option at this point. That will blow away all of your apps, too. Hold on before you do that until you can get a chance to hook it up via target disk and see if you can recover your files, at least. frown
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:15 PM

I've got all I need. It said that it was in a format newer than that version of DW I think.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:19 PM

That's interesting. I thought DW 4 would not boot that machine. Maybe I'm wrong?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:20 PM

I dunno. Shoud I try one of the OS discs?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:24 PM

Were you going to take it to the Apple Store? If not, If you're OK with erasing and then reinstalling, then I'd go ahead with doing that - OS 9.1 first, update it to 9.2.1 and then install OS X including the OS 9 drivers. If you don't really need OS 9, don't even bother with it. Just install OS X.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:40 PM

Another problem. Were all of the OS discs bootable? cause I tried each one, not the update, and It spun for a while, nothing came up. WTH?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:43 PM

Yes, they are. Holding down the C key? It does take a while.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:45 PM

Yes, but is something other than a black screen supposed to come up? How long does it take?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:51 PM

Which OS disk are you trying? It should boot to an installer screen if I recall correctly. I wonder if you have some other issues going on?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:52 PM

All of them. I know it's nothing else. It spins up, then Spins down. DW booted fine.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 02:58 PM

DW has a very basic system. The 9.1 disk should boot.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:00 PM

How long should I hold C?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:04 PM

Are you getting the "Happy Mac" with the 9.1 disk? That means it has found a viable boot system. Most instructions say to hold it until you see the splash screen, which is a long time, sometimes.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:06 PM

No. I'll try that, but the disc isn't spinning fast like DW did.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:12 PM

Nothing. Eventually, the disc just stops spinning.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:16 PM

Hmmm. Did you eject the disk and reinsert it?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:18 PM

Several times.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:19 PM

I'm beginning to think that there is a hardware problem - either the IDE controller or the mother board.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:21 PM

Also, they get funky if the battery is low. My father-in-law has one (400 MHz G4) that will not boot up or reboot if the battery is not fully charged.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:21 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It Can't be! I know! I ran AHT on it! DW booted! AAAAGGGGHHHH! and I have it plugged in!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:36 PM

Is there any other possibility? It's been down since 4/25!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:42 PM

Let a genius look at it at the Apple store?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:45 PM

OMG! I got the Panther disc to boot! WOOOOOO HOOOO!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:53 PM

What does it mean when it says "checking your installation disc?"
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:55 PM

It's just verifying that the disk is not corrupted.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 03:56 PM

Oh. Well it says "Preparing the disk" now. How long will it take?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:03 PM

Your ADD is showing. laugh

Sit back and wait for it.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:04 PM

Haha! You're right! laugh It's a little over halfway now.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:17 PM

THERE'S A 3RD DISK!? iS THAT NEEDED FOR INSTALLATION!?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:36 PM

For 10.3.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:46 PM

OMG! It's only on the 2nd disk right now! frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 04:56 PM

The reboot after install takes quite a while, too. wink
Posted by: carp

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 05:07 PM

Hey Michael thanks for helping Brenna out - My ADD would not have lasted this long laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 05:18 PM

It's at the end of the 2nd disk right now. And BTW Thanks so much, Michael!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Hey, Michael! - 10/07/09 05:55 PM

IT WORKS!!! SCREEEEAAAAAMMMMM!