Logic Express 7 Install Error OSX 10.4.11

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  1. b4peace macrumors newbie

    b4peace

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    Just tried to install Logic Express 7 on my Powerbook G4 OSX 10.4.11 w/ these specs (below) and got an error message at the very end of install -- at which point my laptop was making a whirring noise, like it was trying to take off!

    Restarted the laptop and tried again but it wouldn't even recognize the DVD & spit it out.

    Any suggestions on what's wrong and how to fix? Thnx :eek:

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 17"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.33 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.7.1f1
     
  2. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm missing it, but what exactly was the error?
     
  3. b4peace thread starter macrumors newbie

    b4peace

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    Thnx for your response. It all happened very quickly at the very end of the install process and from what I recall a dialog box opened and simply said "Error" - then the installation quit and the DVD was ejected.

    I'm wondering if it's the DVD player - it was making quite a bit of whirring noise.
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    It may be the DVD drive... Have you tested this software on a different PowerPC Mac if you have one? Also, is the disk itself in good condition?
     
  5. b4peace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Logic Express 7 Install Error

    Have not tested software on other PowerPC - am thinking of having a diagnostic test run on my Powerbook and have the guy also try an install of the DVD on a different PowerPC.

    I bought the Logic Express 7 off Ebay last week - in "open box" - and the disk appears to be in very good condition - will contact the seller to see what they say. But - I have had a few problems with my CD/DVD R/W player recently and I believe that's quite likely the issue.

    Thanks for the feedback - any ideas/suggestions always appreciated ;)
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I'm thinking it's the disk drive. I'm not familiar with the sounds that PowerBook G4 Disk drives make, so it may be normal for it to whine. Also, being that I don't own a PowerBook G4, I'm not too sure how easy they would be to take apart, but if you feel comfortable with doing so, you can figure out how to take the machine apart and remove the disk drive, open it up and then try to clean off the lens and remove dust.

    Also, no problem. That's the way this community works if your new here. Just a bunch of PowerPC Mac enthusiasts, owners, collectors, or those that just know a lot and feel like helping out. I'm not sure if you are new here, if so, welcome. I'll retrieve my welcome paragraph and post it here.
     
  7. b4peace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot to reply earlier - yes, I'm new here and really appreciate the help. Btw I was able to install the Logic Express 7 after restarting my laptop - it was the DVD player, I'm pretty sure - sometimes it works, sometimes is doesn't. Anyway, big relief -- now to start creating my masterpiece! Thanks again :)
     
  8. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    (This will work if you have another Mac.) Also, in the future, if you need to install software from a CD or DVD, you can go to Disk Utility on the other Mac, hit the "New Image" button, and then restore the new .DMG to a USB and then install from there.
     

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