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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by The New Guy, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. The New Guy macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a macintosh powerbook 3400c from a friend. i have never used an apple comp before and i am entirely new at this. Anyway, i can't get past the boot-up password because i don't know the password and niether does my friend. It did come with install disks but when used it says that they are older version disks and that i need to use a version greater than 7.1.
    I have no idea what to do. my friend says that those are the disks that came with it, however, none of them work from boot-up. i have read numorous forums and have done numorous searches on google... everything says to try the command + s or simply the s button....this does not work where do i go from here?? help me please.:mad:
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    You want to press the "c" button at startup, not "s". That should enable the machine to boot up off of the CD.
     
  3. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Not to be a pain or anything, but a more explicit thread title would be nice (check out the forum rules ;) )!
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I was going to make the same suggestion, but since he's "The New Guy", I thought I'd take it easy on him :D.
     

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