Hi I have just upgraded my Apple Mac iBook G4, 933Mhz, to os x 10.5.2. My DVR11d keeps throwing a paddy and I get error messages when I try to burn dvds. Is there a driver/firmware that I need to install to use this drive?
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You would need a PowerPC G4 867MHz or faster processor and 512MB of RAM in order to do that. You will also need to find a copy of OS X 10.5 from a 3rd party as Apple no longer sells the OS installation disc.
Are you interested in upgrading to OS X? If so, you'll need to find out how much memory your iBook has. Click the Apple menu (top right) and click "About this Computer" If you have at least 256 Megabytes, you can install OS X. I'd suggest 10.4.
The advantages of upgrading will be better compatibility with newer Mac software. It will feel more sluggish than OS 9, though, but it won't crash as much.
If you can go to your local library to use their machines to access the Internet, you can buy 10.4.
Here's a site that sells it for $79 (the lowest price I could find):
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This is the message you see when a version of OS X has been installed on a Mac that needs a later version of OS X at minimum, or when the custom gray install disc for one model of Mac has been used to initialize another model of Mac.
You posted this under "iBook G4," and the platform in the error messages says "PowerBook." Provided you posted in the right place, that confirms the above diagnosis.
Initialize your iBook with the proper gray disc, or a retail OS X installation disc, and it will operate properly.
It sounds like you have a hardware issue of some sort - likely a bad hard drive, due to age. I would suggest taking the laptop to a repair shop (don't bother with the Apple Store, they'll tell you to buy a new laptop or just turn you away). Best of luck!
Insert your Mac OS disc, restart your computer while holding down the C key. This will launch your computer on the disc system instead of your hard drive. From the menu select Disk Utilities. Repair permissions and repair hard drive in your computer.. Restart... you should be back up and running. K
It is a system problem. There is only really one way to fix this.
You'll need to start your mac up from the original OS install disk.
You can then use the disk utility to see if the OS can be fixed or you might need to re-install the OS. Once you have started up from the install disk you might be able to see your drive. At this stage if you have not already done so you should back up those important files.
Try booitng the Mac from the installation disc which was shipped with the machine,make sure to use the right disc( which was shipped with the machine). If the unit does not boots to the OS disc,then remove the internal hard drive and power on the machine if you get flashing question mark after start up boot chimme then it is issue with the internal hard drive. Please get backt to me with your observation if issue persists.
It sounds like some components maybe missing or the application is corrupted. Try going into:
Hard drive/Applcations/Utilities/Disk Utility
You should see your hard drive on the left pane, select the volume under it, which usually is what youve named the drive or MACINTOSH HD if it hasn't been renamed. Select FIRST AID, then below select repair disk permissions. Restart the computer and try relaunching. If oyu still get the same "Unexpected quit" message, see if it gives you an error message code. If after you repair the permissions on your hard drive you still get the error, I'd uninstall and reinstall the OS, upgrade your OS X to the current 10.4.10...if the issue still occurs, your hard drive maybe failing.