700 MHZ IBOOK

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hov, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. hov macrumors newbie

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    I have a 700mhz white ibook, and purchased the restore cd's The system has os x and os 9.2 on it. When I tried to use the restore cd's the machine said I could not perform this operation. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong.
     
  2. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

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    Are the restore CDs designed for the same model of iBook? I heard that the restore CDs only work with the specific machine they came with. Don't know if they are serial number specific though.
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    It is only specific to the model type. So you need to use iBook model restore disks on your iBook. If the CDs came with a PowerMac or PB, or any other Mac, they wont work on the iBook.

    Are you putting the CD in the Tray, and holding down C when you push the power button to turn on the Mac, and continuing to hold down C till the Mac boots off the CD?
     
  4. hov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    700mhz Ibook

    I have the restore cd's that go with this particular model. I beleive I found my problem, but I am still unsure what the point or purpose is for the Software restore Cd's.(4 of them)
     

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