3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2010 12:18 PM by Jeff
jvgt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
hello folks I have a question: I just found stashed away in the attic my old Imac ( you know the ones that look like art deco TV's from the 60's). It was complete with the keyboard, joystick, mouse and floppy drive unit. I cant find the model no. but I have the serial no. SG938*GT1 and Family no. M4984 FCC no, 3872P912, I dont know if this helps but anyways what I dont have is any of the software or start up discs to get it going again. I would like to get this computer operational and somewhat updated if possible, where do I start?? any help would be appreciated thanks. Note it starts up and after loading gives me this message (the finder could not restart up because the following system library could not be found DRAGLIB-SETDRAGLMAGE)

older imac, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier
  • 1. Re: found my old M4984
    PrinceZordar Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Highest OS you can run on that system is 10.3.9, which while not available anymore is probably easier to find than the 8.x that came with it.

    Here's a link to more information:

    http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=M4984
  • 2. Re: found my old M4984
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,450 points)
    Note it starts up and after loading gives me this message (the finder could not restart up because the following system library could not be found DRAGLIB-SETDRAGLMAGE)


    Here is an Apple article I Googled up by searching for the error name:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25412

    If you have the original CDs, this is easier but it looks like they not absolutely necessary.

    If you do the same search, you'll find many more references to this error and how to deal with it.

    Hope this helps!

    AJ
  • 3. Re: found my old M4984
    Jeff Level 6 Level 6 (11,195 points)
    Follow the second set of instructions in that Knowledge Base article for starting up with Extensions Disabled. Hold down the Shift key until the boot screen indicates that Extensions are OFF or Disabled, then you can release it. Delete the file(s), re-select the hard drive as the Startup device, and then restart the iMac.