Help I killed my Mac Mini???

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TigerBabe, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have been having problems with my Mac Mini running too slow lately after the last update was performed. Last night I decided to do an erase and reinstall of the operating system. I didn't do partiton which now I wish I would have anyway so now instead of the computer running 10.5.7 it is running 10.3.9. is there anyway I can get it back to running 10.5.7?

    Mac Mini Specs
    Machine Model: Mac mini
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f1
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    you need to buy or borrow a 10.5 install hdd.
     
  3. cocacolakid, Mar 8, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011

    cocacolakid macrumors 65816

    cocacolakid

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    #3
    You need to borrow or buy a 10.5 install DVD, or pay/beg someone to upgrade it for you.

    How did you upgrade it to 10.5 before? Or did you buy the Mini used and it already had 10.5 on it?

    If you're near a major city, check Craigslist, there are almost always 10.5 discs for sale there, normally no more than $30, although beware of scammers.
     
  4. TigerBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

    LucasLand

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    your mini is a G4? I say by a new model in the refurb section and enjoy. Apple store sells one for $599
     

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