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Fred JodryOS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:39:21 pm

Does anyone know where I can get firmware updates for an older Mac? (Since it is firmware it has to go on a floppy disk in this case).


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Zane BarkerRe: OS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:13:05 am

Apple releases firmware updates via software update. so you should just be able to run that.

However a 2 second google search revealed this http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1395

The oldest machine on that site is 10-11 years old and if your machine has a floppy drive then it is well over 10 years old as Apple has not included a floppy drive on a machine in well over 10 years.

So if your machine is that old your probably out of luck.

**Hindsight is always 1080p**


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Jean-Christophe BoulayRe: OS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 12, 2011 at 5:41:12 pm

Hi Fred,

What model Mac are we talking about here? I have a weird friend who has an unhealthy thing for pre-cute Apple computers who may have what you need. He tells me that most of the sites where his ilk hung out have closed one by one and finding old updates and firmware is a mighty hunt now. If you have the details on the firmware you need, I'll check with him and you might get lucky. There's a good chance you're out to dry unless you arrange for secret meetings with retro nerds in seedy cantinas.

Good luck!

JC Boulay
Technical Director
Audio Z
Montreal, Canada
http://www.audioz.com


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Fred JodryRe: OS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:38:48 am

Thanks, Jean. My model is a ¨PowerPC G3 333 MHz 1 MB cache, model M4405¨, a minitower (that is, 3 each pci) that got hit with the champagne bottle and shoved into salty sea on, 30 Nov. 1998. The serial number can be part of private mail or e- mail. If your friend is in the Montreal area then meeting me and friends at Near-Fest at the end of this month is equally far (or near) between us. It has an Amateur Radioists and Broadcasters convention.


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Anders JørgensenRe: OS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:39:21 am

If it is a blue and white g3, or the old beige tower, you can get the updates off of apples official site.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1395


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Fred JodryRe: OS X (or any OS) for the first time.
by on Apr 18, 2011 at 10:01:32 pm

Jean, did you have time to ask your friend?
Thanks Anders, that exact web page has not shown up yet but I will keep trying different times and ways.


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