iBook G4 2003 A1055

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by X-JRO, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. X-JRO macrumors member

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    Well my brother just picked up an old iBook G4 2003 A1055 off ebay. Not having a mac, nor being to computer savvy, he assumed it was broken. When we turned it on it came up with a picture of a folder with the finder icon and flashed to a question mark. After we had a look at it I suspected it didn't have an OS installed. Must have been formatted.

    To check, I chucked my OSX disk from my computer (I've never used it before as it came per-installed) and it started up. It came up with a message saying Osx couldn't be installed.

    What OS will this take and what else do I/should I need to know to get this running.

    All the best for christmas from Australia.
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    You can't use another restore disks on any machine other then the one it came with. What you need to do is buy retail version if tiger. Or try to find the original restore disks for that model.
     
  3. X-JRO thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know anywhere I can get it cheap for Australia (not sure if they have different PAL/NTSC copies)?

    Is that all I'd need to do?
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    You could try eBay for the restore disks or you could just buy a retail tiger DVD.
     

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