white screen

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

  1. bigorangekitty macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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