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    imac g3 stuck on log in

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    imac g3 stuck on log in
    when i try to log on the computer it say logging in but dosn't log on .if some can help i will be great full

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    imac g3 stuck on log in
    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Got whatever system installed boot disc? If so boot from that and check out the hard drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    imac g3 stuck on log in
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    Try reinstalling the OS that is all that it should need.

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    imac g3 stuck on log in

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    i do not have the disc

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    imac g3 stuck on log in
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    It sounds to me like the Hard Drive is either dead or dying. Is this a tray-loading or slot loading iMac G3? The Hard Drive replacement methods are quite different from each other. (although neither are terribly difficult)
    -Evan

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    imac g3 stuck on log in

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    will it cost and if does about how much

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    imac g3 stuck on log in
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    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    You can find old IDE hard drives 60GB and below for next to nothing nowadays, (literally $5 or free, some people have tons of them lying around.) Size doesn't really matter as long as it's below the iMac G3's max size of 128GB.
    -Evan

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