I was holding out on making a thread, but I can't find an answer.
I got a G3 Blue iMac and it was booting with a system folder icon. Put in a 0S9 disk, everything loaded, and it couldn't find the hard drive.
Put in a OSX 10.4 disk in, and it froze during opening disk utility.
Now it won't boot at all. Sometimes I get a single beep followed by the startup sound, I can hear the CRT turn on but no screen. Then the power LED goes dim, and or flickers a little bit followed by some faint popping sounds. Sometimes the power LED is just dim, no sounds, CRT dosen't turn on.
I hooked it up to another CRT via VGA and it will do the same, but show just a blank grey screen on the external CRT.
I put in a new PRAM battery thinking that might be it, new HD, reseated the ram, still not working.
I don't know what is going on here.
It all started after I loaded up the OSX disk. I never got close to installing it though.