3G nano and OS not getting along...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by abledsoe, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. abledsoe
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    I tried searching but my noobness prevented me from finding anything helpful.

    I just bought my wife a new 3G nano for Christmas. She previously had a dead mini. She has a G4 Powerbook running 10.3.9. I know NOW that the new nano requires 10.4.8. What is my best option here? Her G4 is almost 5 years old and im not sure Leopard is the best bet for it. Tiger seems expensive for an older program (im only finding for around $150). Am I missing something? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. thejadedmonkey
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    How much RAM does it have? What speed is the G4?

    Can you afford a new mac?
     
  3. abledsoe
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    1 GHz PowerPC, 512MB RAM. Not going to be buying a new MAC anytime soon. I just bought a new PC laptop but she doesnt want it formatted through the PC as she uses her ipod at work which is all MAC.
     
  4. abledsoe
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    Is this an option....


    If she sets up the new nano under my PC, then gets the Mac fixed or a new Mac can the new 3G nanos be reformatted for Mac? I understand doing so would probably lose all the data on it, but is that an easy option? Thanks again for the help.
     
  5. gauchogolfer
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    Reformatting from Mac to PC or vice versa is indeed easy. FWIW, Macs can read/write PC-formatted iPods.
     

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