Thread: Bricked? by Software Update
04-28-2011, 07:41 AM #1
Bricked? by Software Update
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- Mar 30, 2011
I've been running a G3 iMac on OSX 3.9 (the last version compatible with the architecture) - I recently had to replace the hard drive, but since then it's been doing okay. It's increasingly unable to cope with a lot of stuff on the internet thanks to its 400MHz processor and incompatibility with recent versions of Flash, but it's still fine for graphics and print design work which is its #1 function. Or it was.
I recently had to replace the hard drive, which went smoothly enough, but last night I got a Software Update notification which included patches to 3.9 itself... On restarting the computer, though, it now gets as far as the apple logo and pinwheel and just sits there, spinning away...
Anyone know what's up? Am I going to have to wipe and reinstall everything again?
04-28-2011, 01:12 PM #2
Am I going to have to wipe and reinstall everything again?
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Keller, Texas
- Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, 3 iPods, Sierra
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