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My first Mac, a Performa 5200CD model Won't Boot


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This is my first Mac, and I worked HARD to pay the debt of getting this machine. I got it home, set it up, when I turned in on at the back, nothing happened. Is there another switch besides the switch above the power inlet for the Performa??? I used a standard PC power lead, or does it need the genuine Apple lead to supply power???


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I found out what the problem is, thanks to anyone that helped !
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What on earth is a Performa 5200CD?
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It is an OLD Mac...
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Pre-Jobs Mac?
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Okay, what was the solution to your problem. This will help the next person that may have the same problem.

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Pre-Jobs Mac?
Yep...
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Okay, what was the solution to your problem. This will help the next person that may have the same problem.
I would imagine he didn't press the "Startup/Shutdown" (I don't know the official name) key on the keyboard. On the older Macs, it's shaped as bit like this: <|

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Yep...
That's oooooold.

Show me a picture!

Google?

Fine.



It's got a floppy disc drive! ARRGHH!
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That's oooooold.

Show me a picture!

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It's got a floppy disc drive! ARRGHH!
Nothing wrong with older Macs, especially if you're on a tight budget as the original poster seems to be. I happen to love all the older Macs I just recently picked up a Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One for, and it's great. Oh and mine has a floppy drive and a Zip drive.

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I had to work at this persons house to get it. Padwan awnsered the prob: Since I never turned on a Mac before, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD TO TURN IT ON BY THE KEYBOARD :eek:!!! It was built AUGUST 1995. It and has a CD-ROM. Look, I know it's old, but I can't afford a newer macintosh, and wasn't prepared to pay hundreds of bucks for an apple, since I had used one for 2 minutes (to try and shut it down!!!).

It has either a 500MB HDD or a 1GIG one, I don't know.

Has a REALLY low 8MB OF RAM, but CAN be maxed .out to 64MB OF RAM

Has a 603 microprocessor

REALLY GOOD Sterio Speakers

It IS old, but I am happy
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Technically it isn't pre-jobs, it's just between Jobs
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Very true.

Alright, stupid question of the year: can older Macs run OS X?
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The beige G3 will run 10.2.8 and older, everything else older cannot.
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That's all right then
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