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Re: can't install 10.3
You can try to force it to start from the cd by holding the C key when it starts. If this doesn't work, it won't boot from the disk, either because the disk is bad (bad copy or scratched) or because the drive isn't working properly. When OS X is up and running, try using the disk. You should be able to install OS X 10.3 from the operating system. If it doesn't mount the disk when you have the computer running, then, again, the disk or drive is bad. Check other disks to make sure the drive is working and then try to get another copy of 10.3.
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you have to go to the printer manufacturer to get drivers for the computer. The os comes with drivers for different printers but if your printer was manufactured after the OS you are using wa made it will not be inherent to it.
One thing to do is to connect the printer to the computer and reinstall the os with the system disk. Sometimes this will fix it. Another way to do this is to run software update from the apple drop down menu to see if there are any updates to your current os. That machine should run mac os x 10.4 if you have enough ram in it. Ram for that machine is very cheap.
Hi Ruben The ? means that the computer cannot find a valid start-up folder.You need to insert your installation CD/DVD and restart the computer.After a while it will start up from the CD.after selecting the language you wish to use, go up to the menus and find Disk utility.Run it and tell it to repair the disk.If it fails you may have to reinstall your system (do the archive & Install option)If that fails then you probably have a failed HD
You may have a bad hard drive. The "chime" means that the iBook was able to power on, and the white screen means that it foung the efi or firmware, but the fact that it will not go to the apple or the spinning gear means that it cannot detect an operating system on a hard disk.
Do you have the OSX CD? Put the CD in your ibook, power it on, and hold down the "C" key. This will allow you to boot to the CD. if the hard drive is still good, then it will allow you to install, if not then it will tell you there are no hard disks available. Hope this helps.
Click start, select printer, click on add printer then select your printer and follow the wizard secreen.
Or if there is a installation cd put the **** in the drive and click install software and the the on screen pront and when it finish restar your pc to take the changes and update it.
I think the first thing you should do is make all updates. I know that in some versions of the iBook G4, the trackpad does not work after installing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) before you do the updates. Update your OS X first. secondly, does the button work? Does the trackpad show up in the System Preferences menu? (under keyboard and mouse). It's very unlikely that the trackpad came unhooked unless someone has opened up your computer. If they have, there is a really good chance that they didn't plug it back in, because it's a hassle and easy to forget.
With the OS X Installer CD in the drive, try booting your mac and holding down the option key immediately after you hear the start up chime. This will (hopefully) load a firmware boot loader that will show available start up discs. Hopefully the OSX installer will show up as CD Icon. Select the Icon with your mouse or keyboard and press enter to start up with the Installer CD. From the installer you should be able to erase and format the drive as Mac OS Extended before installing OS X.
If the computer still won't boot from the CD double check that it is a retail OS X installer CD. If your CD has "software restore" or "ibook restore" or any other varient of restore written on the label; or if it names a particular model such as "ibook install" or "imac install" it is not a retail copy and may not be a bootable disc. A retail copy will only name the version of the operating system followed by the word install written on it's label and usually have a brief instruction on booting from the CD by holding the C key at startup.
You need to run the disk utility program to repair disk permissions. It is in the applications folder, in utilities, first aid. If the iBook won't let you run that program, you will need to boot from the Tiger CD and run the disk utility from there.
The final revision of Tiger is 10.4.11. Once you have your system in order you will want to check for Apple updates. This can be found under the apple menu at the top of your screen or in system preferences.