OS X 10.4 tiger

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  1. cma4324, Nov 12, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have an iBook G4 which is currently running OS X 10.4.11 and I want to replace the operating system discs that have been lost in a move. I have found some discs on ebay (10.4) that are the original ones from a Power Mac G5. I have also found some original 10.4.3 full discs (again for a G5). I wondered whether they would work on my G4?? Sorry if this is a bone question but I'm not very good with macs. Thanks
     
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    Knoodles

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    No. They will not work. Machine specific. Look for for one with a black not grey label.Those are the retail discs and will work with your iBook.
     
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    phoenixsan

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    You have to....

    go and search the retail ones. If my memory works, that will be black labelled. Amazon sell it for $130 or some, plus taxes. Original, boxed edition, in case you want a reference price.

    But if you want only the working discs, just search the retail ones in eBay. Can be in the $60-75 range

    :):apple:
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    If those missing discs were the ones that came with your Mac, call apple and give them your serial number and they will send you replacement discs for a nominal charge.
     
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    Replacement discs are only available for 5 years or so through Apple. Since iBooks haven't been manufactured since 2005, chances of being able to request discs are slim to none.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    These answers are all very helpful and you have saved me money buying G5 discs for my G4. I will look for the black G4 discs on ebay or similar - thank you guys!
     
  7. macrumors 601

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    Well, apparently with one exception. ;)

    (I didn't know when they stopped making iBooks, but wasn't paying attention to that anyway. My son had an iBook, purchased in 2004 I think. But I also didn't know Apple had a "statute of limitations" on how long they'd supply people with replacement discs. Good to know!)
     

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