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    The iBook G4 model number is A1133
    02-24-2016 04:27 PM
  2. firedept10 said: Best Answer

    Welcome to iMore. You question is a little vague. Do you need the startup disk that came with your machine or do you need to replace your hard drive? A little more information will help us to provide you with a possible solution. Thank you!
  3. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. You question is a little vague. Do you need the startup disk that came with your machine or do you need to replace your hard drive? A little more information will help us to provide you with a possible solution. Thank you!
    Last edited by firedept10; 02-24-2016 at 05:57 PM.
    02-24-2016 04:42 PM
  4. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    I am pretty sure I need to reinstall the original operating system. My son accidentally erased some original components. The G4 model is A1133.
    02-25-2016 01:46 PM
  5. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    I am pretty sure I need to reinstall the original operating system. My son accidentally erased some original components. The G4 model is A1133.
    02-26-2016 12:48 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Do you have the original discs that came with it? That model is rather old and I'd rather use the original software for it for performance. Do you remember what OSX version you had?
    02-26-2016 12:52 PM
  7. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    Do you know if an 'Apple iMac OS X 10.5.6 Installation DVD + Applications DVD - 2009' will work on my iBook G4?
    02-26-2016 01:45 PM
  8. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    This particular iBook belongs to my granddaughter. She does not have the original disks. The operating system is O SX 10.5.8
    I am unable to collect important information due to recently deleted files. I have located Apple iMac OS X 10.5.6 Installation DVD + Applications DVD - 2009, but have already ordered two different programs that were not compatible. I am hesitant to try again.
    02-26-2016 01:48 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    Which two did you order? If you had 10.5.8 then 10.5.6 would be fine.
    02-26-2016 02:13 PM
  10. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    I ordered 10.5.8 and received 10.6 from both places. They would not install on the iBook
    02-26-2016 02:30 PM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    Ok give the 10.5.6 a try. Should be fine!
    02-26-2016 03:19 PM
  12. barbaramcrosa's Avatar
    Thank you! I will
    02-26-2016 05:51 PM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thank you! I will
    As a side note, we can help you a lot easier if you stick to one thread for your questions. So far you have three separate threads for the same issue. Thanks!
    02-26-2016 06:16 PM
  14. firedept10's Avatar
    I believe that model actually came with OS X Tiger which is 10.4. I had the same laptop before upgrading and it came with Tiger.
    03-07-2016 12:51 PM

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