The 10.3 installer disc must look like:
It can't say Update, Dropin, or OEM.
You may need to use the Startup Manager, as described below for PowerPC Macs:
That will also tell you if there is an operating system it can see to boot to. If it can't, and you have data you wish to preserve, you can probably find a data recovery tool or Firewire hard drive with 10.4 PowerPC installed to boot from. Data recovery tools are below:
Just be sure to get one that is known to be PowerPC compatible.
Installing 10.3 and 10.4 are possible with these tips:
this situation's more troublesome than I'd ever expect .
Tried booting off a Apple Hardware Test - CD, worked what it seemed "once in a lifetime", but I couldn't run the tests for the computer wasn't responding to my mouse .
Firewire / Target Disk Mode between Macbook 2009 (Host) / Power Mac G4 QuickSilver (Target) led to nothing but the G4 shutting down itself ...
without even showing a hinch of the Firewire symbol ?!?
More suggestions ... ?
zergei W .
Hold down the option key as soon as you restart your machine and see what you can see if its "folder with ?" than you have to re-install your operating system or if you have got an symbol with "circle with an line" occurs due to your internal hard drive you can also try booting with the external hard drive
Okay ... ;
My Apple Wired Keyboard / White A1243 arrived today ...
Not a chance to select any of a startup disk,
because even this Apple OEM USB-Keyboard won't power up (not a indicator on CAPS-LOCK, when pressed) .
Anyhow ... could this be the case : Re: Quicksilver 2002 in constant sleeep? Check the CPU board screws for 12v
if so ... then could someone give me basic information concerning this "fix" ?
(: ... zERGEi W.
That's pretty sophisticated. You'd probably have better luck with an Apple user group that may have people who repair old Macs, if the local authorized service technician can't do it.
http://www.ifixit.com/ may also help.