Need Help. PLEASE!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by applefan, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. applefan macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
    No. Cal.
    I recently purchased a new 15" PB. It's an awesome machine. No problem there.

    However, It's replacing a Rev. A 12" in PB that I purchased reconditioned from a little over a year ago.

    The 12" PB came with the original Jaguar software and a Panther "upgrade" DVD.

    To prepare the 12" for sale on ebay, I tried to reinstall the original software. I inserted the Jaguar CD and clicked the install option and got the 'You need to restart your computer' message in four different languages. So, I restarted the computer using the power button and got the same message. I then repeat this four more times and get the same result, and I can't eject the CD.

    How do I end this cycle?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Did you restart from the Jag CD to go into the Install the first time?

    To force-eject a CD, hold the mouse button down throughout the boot process.

    Have you already backed off all of your data and account information?

    You can try the Jag CD again, and either go to Disk Utility rather than Install, then erase the hard drive, or choose the Erase and Install option on the Jag installer if you get that far.
  3. applefan thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
    No. Cal.

    Thanks for your reply. I was able to get the disk out by holding the eject button while rebooting, but I continue to have the same problem when trying to install the OS. Maybe there is something wrong with the install disc. This is the first time I've used it.

    I wonder if an Apple store would let me swap it for a replacement even though it out of the warrantee period.
  4. cfd macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Reboot from the computer, install the Jag disk, go to system preferences->startup disk, and select the OS X install disk and restart. That should do it.

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