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#1 mike1944

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:29 PM

I have a IBook g4 that is need of a hard drive.i have called a few places for prices.I am told the harddrive will be blank and there will bean extra charge to install some programs.I have the 2 original install discs will these have the original programs on them?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

Who supplied the disks? What does your user manual say?

I'm moving this to the Mac forum :).

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:39 PM

The discs came with the laptop

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

Simple answer yes the discs will contain the operating system (old though will need an upgrade disc) and the original ilife products I believe. You will need to buy a leopard retail disc to upgrade it to leopard though.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:22 PM

thank you

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:48 AM

Your welcome! :)
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:11 AM

I doubt you'll be able to get a retail version of Leopard, and Snow Cat doesn't work on Power PCs. But good luck with that.

On the other hand, and please correct me is I misinterpreted your question. You have an iBook with a hard disc that needs replaced. You can get someone to replace the disc, but it will be a blank (in other words no OS etc.). You have the discs so you can always install Tiger(??) on it yourself. If the computer does boot try and see if the laptop starts up with the disc inserted. See if you can install it in the first place.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

The original discs are 10.3 so that would be jaguar I believe.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:56 AM

10.3 is Jaguar. Where did you get he was using 10.3? I didn't see that :lol:
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:39 PM

i have an ibook G4 the same as his with the original discs that came with it and they are 10.3 discs.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:45 AM

Ah :) Thanks.

I myself am on Snow Kitty, probably not going to Lion as I think I will need a new computer for that. But we'll see...
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

haha yeah i cannot wait to see the system requirements for lion but i dont know if i will switch either as it seems kind of the same as snow leopard design wise but the features seem kinda pointless but idk... :)
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:47 AM

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:36 AM

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