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Aug 2, 2012 3:52 PM

A friend gave me a Imac G5 and I think it is missing Ilife from it cause I don't see iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD and

I don't have the DVD that comes with this Imac G5 so is the best way to have the Ilife back

Lhundup

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to lekshay)

    A more recent version may work on your iMac G5 (depending on OS version, RAM, and CPU speed).  Take a look at these system requirements for iLife.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2675 <- iLife 06

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1010 <- iLife 08

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3876 <-  iLife 09

     

    If you search Amazon on "ilife old version," there are listings for older versions.

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to lekshay)

    This update document for iMovie HD 6 has more details and says that a G5 Mac is compatible

     

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/iMovie_HD_6_0_3

     

    and if you are running Leopard (10.5), you must meet the RAM requirement.

     

    Also, "Quartz Extreme is required for iMovie motion themes, real-time effects, and the Ken Burns Effect."  That means those particular features require Quartz Extreme to be enabled.

     

    This article explains how to tell of if your Mac is using Quartz Extreme.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1582

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to lekshay)

    is it normal or have something to upgrade or something else???

    I don't understand the question...

     

    A version of iLife came bundled with your iMac, pre-installed and on one of the gray discs.  But Apple also sold the iLife suite separately, so that people with Macs meeting system requirements could upgrade to a newer version when they were released. 

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to lekshay)

    I would try resetting PRAM

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

     

    and if that does not help, follow this procedure to reset SMU (power management)

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1767

     

    If that does not help either, see if you can start up in Safe Mode

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to lekshay)

    You can test to see if this is a general problem related to hardware, or something that is related to your current system.  Since the occurrence coincided with installing software, it seems more likely that the problem is the system, not hardware.

     

    Insert your Mac OS X installation disc for the currently installed release, so I guess that would be Leopard.  Start up with the C key held down, to force startup from the optical drive.  If that gets you to the Installer screen, then your hardware is probably OK, and there is a problem with your current system on the hard drive.  It is possible that there is a hardware problem on the hard drive, which is causing the problem with the system.

     

    From the Installer screen, go up to the menu bar.  Under Utilities, run Disk Utility.  Select the internal hard drive volume (usually "Macintosh HD") in the sidebar (assuming it appears there), and go the First Aid tab.  Run Verify Disk to see if any data corruption errors are reported.  If there are errors, you can try running Repair Disk.

     

    If errors are found that Repair Disk fixes successfully, you are quit Disk Utility and try starting up normally, to see if there is improvement.

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