Hi there, my iBook g3 isnt reading any dvds, not even installing dvds like ilife 05. it says under the system profiler its a: SONY CD-RW CRX820E. im running OS X 10.4.9
do you have any suggestions, im open for any.
It says that it's a CD-RW drive- a CD-RW drive can't read/write DVD's, you need a DVD drive.
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The problem most likely is that you have quite an old browser, so we just need to get you a better one that can run on your operating system.
If you are on OSX, then you should try Opera from here
If you are on OS9, then you need the awesome iCab which you can download from here
Many iBook G3s came with optical drives for CDs only, not DVDs; and the decoding software for many of today's popular video formats runs extremely slow on all G3 processors. It's not clear that there is anything wrong with your computer other than its age. The first iBook G3 models were ten years old last February.
Ethernet is the big phone looking connection for the network. It also has a dial up modem installed. It doesnt sound like you have a wireless card in it. You may have to buy one and have it installed to get on the net.
To restore an iBook G3 to factory settings you need the installation CDs that came with the iBook. Ask your friend to find them. Sometimes you can purchase replacement sets on eBay, but they have to be for your exact model. Please realize that the original installation CDs that came with this iBook will contain OS 9, not OS X, so I question whether you really want to restore this machine "to factory settings." What you may choose to do instead is a "clean install" from a more recent retail OS X CD or DVD.
when booting in os x after the first boot chime immediately hold down keys <apple,option,o,f> all at the same time and allow computer to boot to open firmware once there type "reset-nvram" exactly like that but without quotation marks and press enter once it returns to command prompt type "reset-all"and press enter (you must have the "-" in between the commands) the computer should restart if not when the command prompt returns type "reboot" and hit enter .....
also you can check the drive status by going to "system profiler" in apple drop down menu--->about this mac-->more info or applications folder-->utilities folder--->system profiler then selct disk burning under hardware in the list on the left
If your OS is System 10, Go to home and find application folder, there you can find iMovie icon and double click it.
or If your system is OS 9.0 or 9.2, double click your system folder which is on the desktop and then find the application folder, there you can find the iMovie icon, double click it and thats it.or If you have the Operating System CD installer, try browsing the CD and open all packages content. There you will find iMovie installer and install it. Thats it!
Look at the keyboard, in the row of Function Keys at the top are two clips, located about an inch in from each side of the keyboard, use your fingernails to pull the clips towards you and lift off the keyboard, the memory door is located under the keyboard.