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    Just an update on the G_ MDD....It's up and...

    Just an update on the G_ MDD....It's up and running w/OS X installed. Can now operate as an independant unit. The Lacie is working but the software wasn't installed so the MDD wasn't reading...
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    OK, I need to hook up monitor to host computor...

    OK, I need to hook up monitor to host computor which means I need to locate
    an adaptor that Apple store doesn't carry. Need to go from DVI to VGA on the
    back of functional tower. I'll be back.
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    Have floating firewire symbol on desktop. Other...

    Have floating firewire symbol on desktop. Other functional tower is telling me that there is damage to the hard drive and asking if I want Dr. Norton to fix it?

    I hit the return button-didn't...
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    TDM is continuous 'hold' until the second tower...

    TDM is continuous 'hold' until the second tower is booted?
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    OK, leaving Monitor etc. hooked to MDD, I booted...

    OK, leaving Monitor etc. hooked to MDD, I booted the other tower holding down
    the T on a second keyboard. Then booted the MDD holding down options key.
    Now I'm getting a three squares:
    ...
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    Do I hook monitor and keyboard, mouse to other...

    Do I hook monitor and keyboard, mouse to other tower or keep it w/MDD?
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    Should also mention that I called the 800# and...

    Should also mention that I called the 800# and they thought I should be able to boot from the System CD that I have which is Jaguar 10.2.3
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    Dust

    OK, I was reading some of the threads from the forum and noticed in one how
    dirt/dust can interfere w/the ram. This tower was filthy inside so I got a couple of cans of canned air, removed the ram...
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    My PMU button for that tower is in a slightly...

    My PMU button for that tower is in a slightly different location but I've bookmarked the links because they are all so informative. It was definitely the
    PMU reset button because it was labeled for...
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    genius bar

    So I took the tower in to the genius bar....powering up there are 5 blinks to
    the power button, no chime, and 3 beeps. I know I didn't mention this before
    because, well, I'm not a genius in these...
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    Thanks for the link, I'll try resetting first and...

    Thanks for the link, I'll try resetting first and if no go order one of these.
    I take it the reset button on the mother board is easily discernible?
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    So you're saying that the usb ports not working...

    So you're saying that the usb ports not working is not a result of the drive having no system software?

    And networking this to another mac and dragging and dropping the install
    disk is not...
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    I've got the mouse upside down so I can see if...

    I've got the mouse upside down so I can see if the light comes on......there is no sign of life on the underside in either usb port.
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    If it's not reading the ports does this mean that...

    If it's not reading the ports does this mean that the OS needs to be installed
    through networking it to another computer?

    Thanks
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    OK, I unplugged the hard drive and tried booting...

    OK, I unplugged the hard drive and tried booting from a grey CD System 9.2 from the cube, and tried again both times holding down the "C" key while starting up. I bought a new keyboard (Macally) and...
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    The tower doesn't have the third firewire port,...

    The tower doesn't have the third firewire port, so it is the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors).

    What version do I need to boot for the tower that I'm using?

    Thanks
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    OK, I did run into some failure issues w/the...

    OK, I did run into some failure issues w/the monitor unexpectedly....the mouse is working, yes I'll try a different keyboard. I'll try unplugging the hard drive and the other trouble shooting tips...
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    I thought you meant black market...oops! No it's...

    I thought you meant black market...oops! No it's not black in color, it looks kind of a creamy white w/a jaguar "colored" X in the center....version 10.2.3
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    This is an off the shelf Mac OS X Jaguar from...

    This is an off the shelf Mac OS X Jaguar from Apple that I purchased years ago.
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    So, I dissconect everything, open the case and...

    So, I dissconect everything, open the case and just disconnect and reconnect then try again? Thanks...
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    I have a LaCie cd burner and an HP laptop and...

    I have a LaCie cd burner and an HP laptop and might be able to talk a friend into letting me use a Macbook pro laptop....that's only a maybe on the last one.
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    Thanks, I had forgotten about the mouse...

    Thanks, I had forgotten about the mouse trick...but for some reason the
    tower isn't reading the keyboard or mouse. Will it read these w/out the
    system software being installed?

    I ended up...
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    G-4 tower wiped clean

    Hi there,

    I purchased a G-4 dual processor/tower from a school and they wiped the hard
    drive clean. I am unable to get the drawer open to insert an operating system using the cd eject button. ...
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    Thanks, Rick, I was able to re-install system X....

    Thanks, Rick, I was able to re-install system X.

    feral
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    Booting up from peripheral drive

    I recently acquired a G3 IMAC and would like to boot up from a System X
    Disk located in a Lacie Drive. I'm unable to open the CD drive on the IMAC
    from holding the mouse down or by:

    "Hold down...
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