I have a new imac 10.5 leopard,i just bought one from somebody who gave up on it. i think it is 10.4.5 tiger. ithink because i try to boot with my newe one and the software will not work get pop up saying "this software can not be installed in this computer" or i get a flashing folder with a question mark. can you help? i was disconnected from
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I've got all the OSX systems on original disk. i just need an email for a drop box or some such
these are hard to find, and expensive to buy. ill have to compress and lock the file. i won't have time till I'm sitting in front of like a server update or some such?
The folder and do not enter sign means that the drive is not compatible. I'm going to guess that the drive came out of an intel Mac that had leopard loaded on it. This is not going to work with a PowerPC Mac. Do a clean install of leopard and you should be fine. I believe g4's go up to 10.5 and g5's go up to 10.5.8.
If your iMac is an Intel Core 2 Duo running Leopard, it's certainly not a G4.
From the symptoms described, you have either a bad LCD panel or a bad LVDS cable. Either way, what the tech told you is wrong. They can both be replaced. Whether it is cost-effective or not is for you to decide.
It gives you the basics. The support section on the apple website should help you as well also the help on Leopard is quite good. But if you want to get more information it is probably advisable to visit your local library or buy something like Dummies Guide to Leopard (Not Snow Leopard)
1.: Find the disc that came with your iMac that says "iMac OS X Install DVD"
2.: Turn on your iMac
3.: Insert the disc into the SuperDrive
4.: Turn off your iMac
5.: Press down on the "Option" key on your keyboard, and keep it held down
6.: With your other hand, press the power button on the back of the iMac for 1-2 seconds
7.: A screen should come up with a picture of a hard drive, and a picture of a DVD
8.: Let go of the "Option" key
9.: Using your mouse, click on the arrow under the picture of a DVD
10.: Follow the on-screen instrustions, which will guide you through the process of re-installing OS X Leopard on your iMac
You need a Tiger or Leopard installation disk. Then You start up the system holding down "C" instead of installing you start the "disk utillity" and repair it.
You can access singel user mode by starting up the system holding down command + S.