PowerBook G4 problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Intelligent, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    Hey macrumors, i have and old powerbook g4 from 2003, 17 inch model, and it is compatible with Mac OS X Tiger 10.4, But when i start it with the cd for tiger, (old cd with tiger that i kept) first i choose language, and it says preparing installation, then it says This software can not be installed on this computer, it does say iMac G5 on the cd, but i don't remember needing different cds for each computer? Help?
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    If it's for the imac, then it's a big nope. So no, not gonna work. That's one for just the imac, it's a restore CD. You need a retail copy. And, if you didn't want the PowerBook, I'd take it off your hands...
  3. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    Oh okay, thanks, i sure want it :D i collect old computers, and its my dads computer that was down in the basement :rolleyes: just found a non apple cd with tiger on it, going to try now, Aand it works, i just dont have a hdd in it, not that anyone would care, thanks for the reply anyways.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Actually, I care. :D

    You say 2003 model. So, it's got to be the A1013, which is the 1Ghz 17" Apple made in 2003.

    My A1013 just had it's logicboard die on me about two weeks ago. I envy you that yours is working! :)

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