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I have a G5 Mac, OSX 10.4.9. All software been updated. I just purchased ILife 08. I insert the software DVD, double click on the ILife 08 icon, the disc spins for about 1 minute, then stops, and there is nothing else that happens.

Can you help me understand why might wrong here?
G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Siberian Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2008 10:05 AM (in response to MayFer)
    Try it with an external DVD player/burner...

    siberian
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  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 1:54 PM (in response to MayFer)
    Seems you meet the requirements...just barely for OS. You have a fear of 10.4.11?

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    *iLife '08 System Requirements*

    * Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 processor.
    * iMovie requires a Mac with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster).
    * iDVD requires a 733MHz or faster processor.
    * 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended. High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.
    * Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later.
    * 3GB of available disk space.
    * DVD drive required for installation.
    * QuickTime 7.2 or later.
    * Other configurations may be supported. AVCHD video and 24-bit recording have additional requirements. Visit iMovie ’08 Camcorder Support for more information on AVCHD.
    * 24-bit recording in GarageBand ’08 requires a Mac OS X compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio. Please consult the owners manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specification and compatibility.
    * Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.
    * iPhoto print services are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select European countries. Internet access required; fees and terms apply.
    * iWeb requires Internet and web server access (.Mac recommended).
    * Some features in iLife require .Mac. The .Mac service is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual membership fee and Internet access required. Terms and conditions apply.

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    How much free space on your start-up drive?
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 9:42 PM (in response to MayFer)
    How much free space on your start-up drive?
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Feb 26, 2008 10:53 PM (in response to MayFer)
    I'd suggest you call Apple tech support listed on the box or inside. This is too weird...

    Let us know what their solution is.
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Feb 29, 2008 8:40 PM (in response to MayFer)
    A couple of users in the iPhoto forum reported "bad" iLife disks. So it must might be that. If you have access to another Mac see if it can read and start an installation. You can quit after you get past where you're hung up not. If the other Mac has the same problem get a new disk from an Apple Store.

    OT
    MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 2G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R200; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Feb 29, 2008 10:16 PM (in response to Old Toad)
    Hi OT,

    I just replaced the Epson R200 with an R280. Nice improvement. DVDs are handled better and they have a new "hi-def" ink technology.
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Mar 1, 2008 10:22 AM (in response to Len Goff)
    Len:

    That's nice to know. Do the new Epsons report ink level any better than the old ones? Do you remember the law suit regarding that. I get a "no ink" warning and can't print any more with a cartridge even when I can shake the cartridge and hear the ink sloshing in it. A real bummer and costly. The only good that came out of that is I got a settlement coupon for $40 to use at their site and discovered the best print paper I've ever used. It's their Ultra Premium Presentation Paper-Matte. The results as, IMO, so much better than glossy.

    OT
    MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 2G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R200; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Mar 1, 2008 10:47 AM (in response to Old Toad)
    I always use their Printer Utility to check ink levels. Works fine.

    I haven't noticed that empties "slosh," but then, I"m not that focused, I guess... I do recall the class action suit about their ink.

    Here's the thing I wonder about with this new printer. You can buy "high capacity" cartridges that fit in the same space as the "normal capacity" cartridges. How do you think Epson does that?

    Thanks for the heads-up on the paper. I don't do much picture printing, so my requirements may be lower than yours. I mainly print DVD case inserts and DVDs. I use Costco's Kirkland brand, "Professional Glossy." 150 sheets for $18.
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Mar 1, 2008 11:15 AM (in response to Len Goff)
    The Epson Printer Utility indicates low or no ink and I know there's still ink in there by the "sloshing". When it indicates no ink it won't let me print. That makes it somewhat costly, ink wise. Thus the lawsuit. But I only use the Epson for disks and special photos for framing. I'll definitely look into the R280. A local electronic superstore, Fry's, sells it at $99 which is not much more than ink refills for the R200.

    Regarding the ink, maybe it's manufactured using nano technology.
    MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 2G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R200; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Mar 1, 2008 2:17 PM (in response to Old Toad)
    +A local electronic superstore, Fry's, sells it at $99 which is not much more than ink refills for the R200.+

    Exactly why I bought the R280. $65 in cartridges to fill the R200. Epson had a deal on the R280 for $90 delivered to my door. I like it.
    G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Internal Drives: 1 Terabyte, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Sticking with Tiger 2 SuperDrives (SL and DL)

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