Sold eMac, seller says garageband not there. It should be.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jmufellow, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. jmufellow macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    Puzzling...I sold my eMac and it had iLife 04 installed on it. It came with panther, which included iLife. He says he has all of the iLife apps, but is missing garageband. :confused:

    :EDIT: The title should say "Buyer says garageband not there."
  2. yellow5 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    Did you include the panther install disc(s) with the computer?

    If so, he can stick those in and install Garageband from there.

    If not, maybe it IS installed, but not in the dock...have him try looking in the applications folder.
  3. jmufellow thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    Thanks for the reply. Yes I did include the install discs, and he did a search for garageband and it's not there. The weird thing is that I did an erase and install, which reinstalled the OS back to what it was when I got it. It should be there. Any ideas on what he should do?
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I thought the iLife '04 disc was separate from the restore disks.
  5. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    When you do Erase and Install of Mac OS X, only iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie will be installed. I'm not really sure why Garageband doesn't install, but tell him to use his Mac OS X DVD's to install Garageband. They will definetly be on the Restore CD's.
  6. iZach macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    West Bloomfield, MI
    tell him to put in disc two, and open the installer.

  7. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Apple switched over to including 2 restore DVDs with computers. These DVDs had Panther and all the preloaded apps on them. If you bought a Mac in 2004 and after MWSF, then the computer should have came with all the iLife '04 apps. This included Garageband. With the Restore DVDs that came with my PB last year all of the iLife apps except GarageBand and iDVD are on the first disk. Garageband and iDVD were pretty much the only apps on the second disk.

    Have the buyer insert the first DVD and install Software Restore. From the Utilities folder under Applications, he should be able to reinstall all the software that came with the eMac. If that fails, he might have to install Garageband manually. This requires enabling hidden files for Finder and searching the second DVD. I have done this before when I didn't want to install all the programs I didn't use.

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