1071 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2007 12:28 PM by ali brown
Hello Again CSI:Lover,
It would be advantageous, if you responded to, the questions in My Reply, in your Other Related Topic HERE.
If you call Apple Customer Service (1-800-767-2775), provide the iBook's serial number and specifications, you can order a replacement set of discs for a fee.
These will be the discs, for the original OS, that was installed when the iBook was manufactured.
If that version was not Panther 10.3.x, you should also purchase a Full Retail Version of Panther 10.3.x.x, Tiger 10.4.x, or Leopard 10.5.x, if the iBook meets the System Requirements.
If your Mac meets the Tiger System Requirements, Tiger is available for purchase at The Apple Store (U.S.).
If your Mac meets the Leopard System Requirements. Leopard 10.5.x, can also be purchased at The Apple Store (U.S.).
Panther, is no longer available directly from the Apple Online Store, as Leopard 10.5.x, is the most up to date OS.
If you know what to look for, a Full Retail Version, of the Panther Install CDs, or a Full Retail Version, of the Tiger Install DVD, can be purchased, sometimes less expensively, at some online Apple retailers, Amazon, eBay, FastMac, HardCore Mac, AllMac, etc.
Be sure not to purchase grey, upgrade or machine specific CDs or DVDs.
Panther is only on CDs, not DVDs.
The discs should look exactly like the images in the above links, and not say Upgrade, CPU Drop-in DVD, or "This software is part of a hardware bundle purchase - not to be sold seperately." on them.
Additional info in these links.
Using OS X Install CDs/DVDs On Multiple Macs
What's A Computer Specific Mac OS X Release
Software Update, Upgrade: What's The Difference?
If any are presently available, examine these items very carefully, and if in doubt, ask questions of the seller before purchase!
Panther On eBay
Tiger On eBay
Shop Carefully, Examine All Documentation, And I Wish You Success!