Restoring a Powerbook 3400c. OS 9.1

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Vozlov, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Vozlov macrumors newbie

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    Good day gentlemen! ( and ladies? )

    I've been rumaging around in my loft and found an old mac powerbook 3400c. I remember it being my brothers, however he was forever tinkering with things beyond his understanding, and so it went, in the loft, broken.

    It's actually in a good state, and whilst I can load it up it's missing some underlying programmes somewhere making it unable to do many things. No doubt a result of my brother messing around with things he doesn't understand.

    I was hoping someone might be able to help me find a boot disk, and perhaps help me in restoring it to full working order. I'm loving what I can do with it, and the OS GUI is most intriguing. It's running OS 9.1 but I can't find the disk anywhere, probably thrown out years ago.

    If someone could point me in the direction of somewhere to buy old disks ( it has a CD drive ) and tell me wether or not I'd be able to reformat it to factory settings I'd be eternally gratefull.
     
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    ebay and amazon are your best bet. Probably less than $50.
    I bought a 9.1 install cd for $29, just as a reference.
     
  3. Vozlov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks fridge.

    Do you know if that'l work for completely restarting the computer so to speak? I won't need to download anything else?

    Am I right in thinking I'd need the OS 9.1 for my computer? I couldn't use a power mac G4 OS 9.1 install disc?
     

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