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Friend's Quicksilver PowerMac Has A Problem
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MrForgetable
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Nov 28, 2004, 12:58 AM
 
It's a 733mhz which he recieved from a family member, but it doesn't work.

He plugs in a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power.

When he presses the power button he gets a Finder icon on a blue background, which then switches to a question mark. What does it mean? Hardware problem or OS problem?
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kastegir
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Nov 28, 2004, 03:04 AM
 
It probably means the system can't find a valid system folder on the hard drive. Either the system folder has been deleted, corrrupted, etc. Or the hard drive's been removed.

You should be able to reinstall the OS to the hard drive and be all set. Do you have a system software install CD that came with the computer?
     
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Nov 28, 2004, 03:13 AM
 
I will try that. I don't think he has an system restore discs though.
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Nov 28, 2004, 08:08 AM
 
Originally posted by MrForgetable:
I will try that. I don't think he has an system restore discs though.
The least you need to do is boot from an OS 9 system disk (preferably 9.2) and use that to select a system folder to boot from. Then reboot
     
MrForgetable  (op)
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Nov 28, 2004, 05:13 PM
 
will an OS X restore disc work?
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Nov 28, 2004, 05:58 PM
 
no but an osx install disk will.==
     
   
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