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imac g3 stuck on log in


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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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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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Try reinstalling the OS that is all that it should need.
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i do not have the disc
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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)

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will it cost and if does about how much
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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.

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