Ok, so I just bought a new iMac G3 today which has OS 9.0 on it and it was formerly a school computer so everything is now locked. I can't access internet or anything. I want to be able to update the rom version and then try and install OSX but I just can't use anything. Is there anyway to bypass all of this?
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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:54 PM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:03 PM
what do you mean about the iMac being "locked"?
Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:09 PM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:16 PM
you might have to reinstall OS 9 from the Install disc ,then update its firmware if you want to run OS X (if you want to run OS X on the iMac *it would be slow*)
Posted 14 March 2006 - 12:49 PM
So I finally fixed it. What I had to do(which I probably shouldn't share due to security issues, but I will anyways!), I booted the iMac while holding the "Shift" key; this boots with No Extensions loaded. Then I opened my the System Folder and trashed Multi-User Preferences. That took care of it when I rebooted. I was able to update firmware and now I'm ready for OSX. I also ran across 1GB ram for dirt cheap so that should help. Thanks again for the help.
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