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Apple ibook g4 came wihout restore disks for drivers and operating system. The operating systm is mac osx 10.4.11 and the drivers are:- Audio= Texas instruments CD burner= Matshit cd-rw cw-8124 Graphics= Ati mobility 9200 Modem= motorola sm56k version 1.0 ethernet= Sorry that is unknown The laptop has 1.07 GHZ processor, 512mb ram, 12inch colour screen, 37.1 GB hard drive and orgianal charger. The laptop was brought off and paid through paypal. I left it over 45 days as I thought the seller was getting the disk through apple. Apple were very helpfull and said I needed to phone the technical support department. The laptop in total cost me £287.95. I have been contact with the seller but either his email account bounce or he/she does check them. I have googled the drivers and the operating system but no joy. Can anyone help me to locate these drivers and the operating system for apple ibook g4 laptop

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  • Kenneth Klare
    Kenneth Klare May 11, 2010

    You need a retail copy of any 10.4. A quick Google gives the full price of over $200. Ebay and Craigslist are cheaper. Seems expensive. Did you get the install disks for any version of 10.4? If so, you could Archive and Install the system again and update from Apple. After working, remember to remove the Previous System.
    -Ken on his 2009 early white MacBook at 10.5.7, now 25% cheaper.

  • Jason Johnson May 11, 2010

    All you need is a 10.4 install all the drivers for apple will be on it. This is different than a standard PC. The person you bought it from probably sold that seperate on ebay knowing you would need it and it isnt in his discription so he doesnt have to send it to you. Again any 10.4 retail cd should work for you and can be found just as cheap around the internet. My question is though does the computer not work?

  • Damien Gole
    Damien Gole May 11, 2010


    The OS is to be installed from the DVD or CD, and there are no place on the web to download this legaly...

    For the drivers, there is no need for a driver CD as all drivers are included in the OS.

    I would suggest a call back to the seller, or that you buy the Mac OS X Tiger separately. Apple won't give you a free DVD as it is second hand and they are not responsible of what the seller sends.

    Another solution is to go to an apple shop, and ask for an OS reinstall. The best would be to ask a friend however.

    Was the mac sold without any OS installed on the disk?


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Apple doesnt need drivers to be installed seperatly, the osx discs have them all and installs them as you install your OSX. you need to buy the discs from ebay for your laptop like search, (ibook g4 13" osx ) and do a fresh installation

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