Re-Installation of Macbook G4 - Help Me Restore it to Glory
December 3, 2013 2:11 AM Subscribe
So gifted with Macbook G4 - from way back. It never booted up properly as per previous owners. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. S
posted by watercarrier to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
ince I've received it same story. Till about 2 weeks ago when it stopped booting and just showed either the startup apple with a circular moving icon, or at other times an icon with a question mark. Now I want to give it one last try and go for a complete re-install.
Except I have no discs and neither does the original owner.
So - downloading seems to be my only option. It's *that* minor thing I need help with. I have rewritable discs that will take 750 mgs each and that's it. I do have packed away somewhere DVD writable discs. If I can find them.
Basically I need someone to explain to a baby who can somewhat comprehend geek in the simplest of terms what she needs to be doing. How to set up her PC to receive the data of Tiger (I presume - this machine is running 10.4.6), how to name the discs, in what format to save them and then what to be doing to the Mac - what to press, what to type etc. etc.
I just want to move into working with a Mac since becoming somewhat friendly with it. I like how it feels and I like the environment - even if this particular machine is ancient - it's what I got right now.
Help me set this up so I can write my book, please.