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    Jan 03, 2010
    Unhappy mac pismo problems wont start up
    hello this is my first post on this forum. so first off i got this mac from a friend no boot up cd's so i got it running and starting up then i changed the internet access file then restarted it then it restarted fine but got stuck on the "starting up..." screen i tried zapping the PRAM and hitting the reset button.... im stuck any1 help?

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    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac+Thunderbolt, iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Hi and welcome - well Pismo is a G3 and probably has Panther 10.3 loaded. They came in a 400 GHz and 500 GHz processor so you would be better off with a clean install of the OS. Shoot for one of the older CD sets with the big X on the front - avoid all the grey ones unless you know how to research the correct ones. Once u get it running you may need to look at bumping the Ram as it could well still have 256 which is a bit light for Tiger, but Tiger 10.4 would be a better choice of OS.

    Oops got it wrong they came out with OS 9 and if it still has that, then a clean install is a good choice, if only to simplify the future using that G3
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