need to start over with Powermac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cjbarton, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. cjbarton macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a powermac G5. It runs great and was a good investment but I did not get the system password and the guy wont respond and provide it to me. How can I reformat the machine. I also did not get any discs with the purchase. Can I just buy restore discs? or will I need to completely wipe it and start over?
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    You could look for the restore discs, but you are better off buying a copy of Leopard and just erasing the drive and doing a reinstall. Look on eBay for a copy.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Call AppleCare and explain the situation. They may send you some fresh restore disks. Sometimes they will give you a Leopard disk, like they did for my G5.

    :apple: Altemose :apple:
     

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