white screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bigorangekitty, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. bigorangekitty macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    ok...a friend brought me her ibook (it says iBook on it), and told me her hard drive failed; and wanted me to re-install her OS....and she had Leopard and an "Apple Care" cd.

    upon further research, i matched the computer as an iBook G3. The contents of the material she gave me with Leopard, all said "iMac G5". Plus this computer was from 2002, and had a 40g IBM hard drive led me to believe it was a G3. Also, someone mentioned to me in another thread, Leopard cannot go on an iBook G3.

    So I got Tiger. and installed the hard drive. I start it up, and after the bell tone, hold down "C" so it boots from the disk.

    Just a white screen.
    any help?
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    Did you get retail Tiger or a version of tiger that is specific for a certain type of computer? It should say on the DVD.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If your friend has an iBook, she can't use an iMac G5 disk.

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