I was just giving a apple g4 cube version 2.9, and i would like to restore the system to its factory settings. the system did not come with any discs, and i do not see any partitions to do it. i am new to using apple computers. so how would i go about doing this?
Get a copy of Tiger OS10.4 on DVD. The latest system, Leopard (OS10.5) is a bit too heavy for a cube. You can either purchase from Apple or "borrow" a copy from someone. Apple system software can be installed on more than one machine. Put in the DVD and restart holding down the otion key so the computer starts from DVD and follow the instructions for a "clean install" erasing the hard drive.
I had a similar problem with not having a password.
I took it to an apple store and the help at the genius bar
reset the password. At first they were a bit leery because
my machine was fairly new, they may have thought that
it may have been stolen. But after showing the box, manual and
install disk everything was fine.
For a machine as old as a Cube there should be no problem.
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If the file that holds the factory settings is gone then there is no way to restore the factory settings back. You can however reinstall windows if you got a hold of a windows disc in the version you want. You can use the windows key on the computer somewhere to activate the windows. I would suggest doing a system restore the the last restore point and removing any unwanted things from there.
Trash /Applications/Garageband Re-install from either the iLife DVD or the system restore DVDs that came with your system (It's in the "Everything Else" packaging and you'll want to run "Install bundled software") Run software updates (Apple menu on the top left > Software Update)
You can do this but you'll loose everything in computer. You can do a system restore to an earlier date. This will not erase everything. To do a system restore go to start, then accessories, then system tools, then system restore and follow the prompts. Just do not interrupt the system resore once started.
Have you already attempt the five r's of iPod trouble shooting?
To reset your iPod:
1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.
Retry your iPod with a different USB port on your computer, not a USB port on your keyboard or hub.
Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates installed. Note:
To update your Windows software, select Windows Update from the Tools menu of Internet Explorer.
To update your Mac OS software, select Software Update from the Apple menu.
To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.
Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.
Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.
Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.
How to restore your iPod:
1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.
2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.
4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.
7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.
It may be that you need a new battery as well. If the above steps did not resolve your issue, I would recommend looking into www.rapidrepair.com for further assistance with this issue. They have batteries as well as step by step guides on replacing them