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Lost my start us disks to G4 note book

How can I re boot it?

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  • deanhelen Dec 07, 2008

    Have tried this but apparently I need to re boot with a disk which I haven't got any more... know where I can buy one???

  • Juli Trotter Dec 13, 2008

    lost start up discs...where can i purchase?

  • 4angelz Mar 04, 2009

    I lost my start-up disks for my iBook G4......where can I get new ones???
    Thanks in advance!


  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Do you mean you lost the Mac OSX discs?

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To reboot a Mac laptop, go to the Apple logo in the top left hand corner, and click "Restart". If your computer is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for about ten seconds. 

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