beige powermac g3 wont boot

Posted by: destructospin

beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 12:48 AM

i have a powermac g3 beige that turns on, but nothing on my monitor
monitor's fine, works with my ibook and my two pc's
i pulled the pram battery for a bit, then put it back in and tried to turn it on again
and nothing
i have no idea what to do! any suggestions?
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:18 AM

try resetting the NVRAM... i forget the actual key combo... but it's a try. make sure all card/cable/pci/whatever connections are good. then take two asprin and call me in the morning..
Posted by: destructospin

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:26 AM

i hear juggling three golf balls without shoes can solve my problem
or
i can actually get to work! ill re-check the connections, and look up some
key-combo's online
thanks!
Posted by: whitlock

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:30 AM

It turns on...so do you get a ROM tone?

/Had to ask
Posted by: destructospin

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:33 AM

good question, its not plugged into any speakers
ill plug some in and let you guys know!
Posted by: destructospin

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:42 AM

alright, everything's normal!
i just pulled the pci cards out
put them back in
its running fine!
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:47 AM

what system are you running... or does it have a system...?
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 01:50 AM

try resetting the NVRAM... i forget the actual key combo... but it's a try. make sure all card/cable/pci/whatever connections are good. then take two asprin and call me in the morning..
Posted by: destructospin

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 02:39 AM

os 8.5!
how do i get this thing to connect to the internet?
last time i used this OS was when i was like 14
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 03:27 AM

did you get it to boot....?
Posted by: whitlock

Re:beige powermac g3 wont boot - 10/24/05 04:37 AM

I'm aware there are little things I can cover with this, but damned if I just typed it from memory. Take it or leave it.

Broadband
Apple Menu > Control Panels > TCP/IP (configure for your LAN settings)

Dial-Up
Apple Menu > Control Panels > Modems (verify the correct one is in the machine)
Apple Menu > Control Panels > TCP/IP (select PPP)
Apple Menu > Control Panels > Remote Access (setup the dialer)