New iMac G5--can't get past "Pick a language" screen

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Trent-Lion, May 20, 2006.

  1. Trent-Lion

    Trent-Lion Guest

    The manual for my new iMac G5 says "The first time you turn on your
    iMac G5, Setup Assistant starts." This did not happen for me. I turned
    on my iMac G5, it opened the screen for choosing a language with "Use
    English for the main language" highlighted, and I can go no further.
    Mouse moves the cursor but cursor can't seem to do anything. I push the
    arrow to go to the next screen, and nothing happens. I don't see
    anything to do but unplug the machine.
    Help appreciated. Thanks. T-L
    Trent-Lion, May 20, 2006
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  2. Trent-Lion

    Jon Guest

    That happens after installation of the system - it is possible that the
    wording is imprecise there; I don't remeber, to be honest. But you
    haven't gotten that far yet.
    Did you actively select a language by pushing the language you want in
    the list? Be sure one is selected and then click the arrow.
    I feel pretty sure there is something you are overlooking! :)
    If not, it sounds like a hardware fault with the mouse.
    HTH - if it helps...
    Jon, May 20, 2006
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  3. Trent-Lion

    Trent-Lion Guest

    This turned out to be the case, as you suspected. I was not aware that
    this new mouse has different sensitivities depending on where it is
    pushed. When I pushed on the left side of the mouse, I was able to
    click properly on the Continue button and proceed. Thx for help. T-L
    Trent-Lion, May 21, 2006
  4. Ah, you're using Apple's Mighty Mouse, it seems. It's a multi-button
    mouse; the top to the left and right of the scroll ball are different
    buttons; the two buttons on the side are electronically the same, so are
    the third button, and the ball itself is a fourth button.
    Michelle Steiner, May 21, 2006
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