5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2012 10:45 PM by rkaufmann87
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How to restore iMac G5 to factory setting without disc

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Solved by rkaufmann87 on Jan 30, 2012 7:23 PM Solved



If you actually have a G5 then you are posting on the wrong forum, this is an Intel based iMac forum. All G5's were PPC (Power PC) based. If you are not sure then click the Apple symbol in the upper left corner and choose About this Mac.


However you will need the original DVD to bring the machine back to factory settings. You may still be able to find a Leopard upgrade DVD however that will costly, my recommendation is to contact Apple and if they have  originals still available you can get them for a nominal cost.  You will need the serial number and a credit card.


Good luck.

Reply by Nealski on Jan 30, 2012 7:26 PM Helpful

You might also make a Genius Bar appointment at an Apple Store. They should be able to help you restore your Mac to factory settings. Call them first to confirm.

Reply by rkaufmann87 on Jan 30, 2012 10:45 PM Helpful

Your welcome and good luck.

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