So. Got this iMac G3/350mhz 192mb Slot Loader at my house right now from my friend, im trying to fix this computer. right?
heres whats up :
when he first got it, I noticed it immediately went to the blinking folder icon.
so, I got out the trusty Mac OS 10.2 disc (went to an iBook I owned for a while) and right off the bat, acted like it was going to install, but it went to the prohib-sign, I believe it was caused by the firmware not being updated, but im not sure. So, I got out my Mac OS 9.1 disc that went to ANOTHER iBook I owned for a while, I had used this 9.1 disc for 2 of my old iMac g3s (tray loaders, Rev. B and Rev. D), 1 of my PowerMacintosh G3 B+W (g3, 400mhz), and 1 of my PowerMacintosh G4 AGP (G4, 733mhz <didnt have it long, sold it for 100$ before I had it for a week, lol>)
so, im fairly certain it isnt a picky disc, put it in here, and I got a floppy icon with a blinking question mark, mouse lights up, cursor appears, etc etc.
opened OF and ran : Reset-nvram, Reset-all
then pulled the iMac apart, and hit the PMU, clean slate. right?
well, still does the same thing.
I dont have any hard drives preloaded with a mac OS, and I dont have any spare drives I can attempt to try using.
What else should I try folks?
(dont tell me to buy a new computer, im fixing this so he can give it to his disabled sister for music, I've had this happen on a few chats I presented this on)