A good man’s Mac iMac is no longer coming on.
Once started, it tries to re-install Mac OS/X.
- Writeable DVD Drive
- Blank DVD Drive
- The Apple DMF file weights in over 6GB
- And, so we will need a DVD that is bigger than the normal 4.5 GB
- Please get a DVD Drive of at least 8.5 GB
Let us see if we can burn an Apple OS DMG File onto a DVD Drive.
If successfully burnt, we will move to the “broken” apple computer, and try to re-install the OS via the burnt DVD.
- Locate a PC running MS Windows at least v10
- Prepare MS Windows 10 computer
- Insert USB Stick into the Windows 10
- Avail TransMac
- Start TransMac as an Administrator
- Avail DMG File
- Confirm USB Drive
- Burn DMG File
- Eject Burnt Disc
Prepare MS Windows 10 Computer
- Please download TransMac from https://www.acutesystems.com/scrtm.htm. ( Link )
- The downloaded file is a compressed file ( tmsetup-1.zip )
- Please extract the compressed file
- Once extracted, we will have setup.exe
- Initiate setup.exe
- Complete the installation steps
Avail DMG File
- Access Menu Options
- Access Menu Options File \ Open Disk Image
- The Open Disk Image window appears
- Please navigate the “Open File Dialog” Window
- Select the dmg file
- Once the DMF file has been added, your choice will be reflected in the left Folder panel
Image – Open Disk Image
Image – DMG File Added
Burn DMG File
- Select the Added DMG File
- Access the DMG File by right-clicking on your DMG File
- From the drop-down menu, please choose the “Burn to CD/DVD” option
- The “Burn CD/DVD Window” window opens
- Choose the CD/DVD Drive
- Confirm the DMG File to burn
- The Burning process proceeds
- Once the burning is completed, we are informed
Image – DMG File – Options
Image – Burn CD/DVD Image
Image – Burn Media
Image – Burn Completed
Eject Burnt Disc
- Select the Burnt Disc
- Right-click on your selection
- From the drop-down menu, choose The Eject Option
Image – Eject Disc
Everything went well on the PC.
The Disc burnt.
But, the burnt DVD was not recognized as a boot image on the Apple iMac.