9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2012 5:30 PM by Ronda Wilson
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I bought an iBook G4 from a friend and it was working great, I hooked it to another iBook by firewire cable and wiped the HD so I could easily start new.

Now when I boot all I get is a flashing folder icon with a ?mark and rotating face. I insert the OSX Disc and restart holding down the C key and nothing happens, It still comes to same flashing folder.

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.1), iBook G4
Solved by Ronda Wilson on Sep 14, 2012 10:50 AM Solved

We have to know the exact iBook model you have in order to determine which discs it needs to restore your software.


You can choose from this list:




Which model iBook did you use in Target Disk Mode in order to erase the drive?

Reply by Ronda Wilson on Sep 14, 2012 10:29 AM Helpful

You erased the drive that contained the operating system. A Mac OS X 10.0.3 disc is 11 years old, and will not work with an iBook G4. You need the discs that originally came with the iBook to restore its software to a like-new state.



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