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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 15, 2009
    Unable to find driver for this platform "PowerMac2,1" - error with no solution?
    Hello dearest members.

    I have a big issue. My little brother got an iMac G3 as a present, to play basic games on it. It had MacOS 9.2.1 installed and the firmware was updated to the latest version. I installed MacOS X 10.4 and it worked flawlessly up till now. All of a sudden, after booting, error screen appears, and I haven't been able to fix it.

    I've tried:
    • booting from MacOS 9.2.1 install disc
    • booting from MacOS X 10.4 install disc
    • resetting PRAM and NVRAM
    • booting into safe mode
    • booting into single user mode

    This is the error code:

    Is there anything I can still try?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    That's a pretty old machine. It could need a new PRAM battery as it's possible that it still has the original which might be dead. Not sure where you can get a PRAM battery for it but if you have the original manual it might tell you which one you need. Or, you could open the machine and find out that way.


  3. #3

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    If your computer needs a PRAM's probably this one:

    3.6v Newer Technology Lithium 1/2 AA PRAM Com... (3.6VPRAM) at OWC

    - Nick

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Aug 15, 2009
    Yeah, the PRAM battery is still the original one. Thanks for the link, but I've found some European Newertech retailer, to cut down the shipping costs.

    I'll report back when I have the new PRAM battery ...

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