20 Most Recent Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook Questions & Answers

Press and hold Command - Option and R hold and power on.
Wait for the globe to show and follow the prompts.
That will load a fresh OS and leave your data safe if you do not choose Format.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Apr 03, 2020

What do you mean? go to
i got it just fine.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Feb 15, 2016

Sorry, you can't download it from Apple. They don't offer their older versions of the OS on line. If you check eBay, you will often find people selling older discs of the OS. Or perhaps you can network with your friends to find someone with a copy 10.5. Apple did produce 10.5 on a Disc. The name for that version was Leopard.
I just rummaged through my old software. I have a copy.
Contact me, maybe we can work something out.
I'm not sure how to do that via fixya.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

Do not use flash player on a Macintosh. Use Google Chrome instead.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

Try resetting the PRAM and or the SMC.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Dec 31, 2014

Go here to the section named "Resetting a password without an additional account" and follow the instructions. OS Changing or resetting an account password Snow Leopard and earlier

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Dec 11, 2014

Movie Star Planet requires Flash version 11. Adobe discontinued support for PowerPC Macs with version 10.1.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Dec 11, 2014

This website requires Flash, version 11 or higher. The last version of Flash that Adobe released for PowerPC Macs like the iBook G4 was 10.1.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Dec 11, 2014


Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Oct 26, 2014

Try switching off the machine and unplugging. Leave for 5 minutes, then plug back in and switch on, once you hear the first chime from the computer, hold down the alt+cmd+P+R keys (PRAM). Until you hear the second chimes, then let go the keys. If this doesn't work I suggest the same procedure with the switch off etc...but this time when switching back on immediately hold down the 'C' key (don't wait for chime) and start in safe mode. Once you are there reinstall the Operating System from the disk. Alternatively, if you can get to the disk utilities runs a check on the hard drive and hit "repair'.
Try this...hope it helps

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Sep 30, 2014

Oh dear, that's a huge problem.
I'm not sure there is a cure for that one I'm sorry, that's why there is a warning before you set it to NEVER forget it as it can never be recovered.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Sep 28, 2014

In Safari, select a different search engine.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

According to the serial number, this unit is a iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005). It's model number is M9846LL/A.

Hope this helps!

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Aug 25, 2014

By task bar, I am unsure if you mean the upper menu bar, or the Dock.
The Dock can be placed on any of the four walls of the screen. Approach each edge with the mouse and see if a Dock appears. If not, go to the Apple menu / System Preferences / Dock, and turn hiding off.
If, on the other hand, you have no upper menu bar, you have some sort of unusual system corruption, and may want to think about reloading the system.
There are two alternate ways to boot from a CD/DVD. One is to hold down the option key at boot, and choose the CD icon when it appears. Another is to hold down the four keys delete, option, command, and shift at boot—this is a much older sequence and less useful, but occasionally works when nothing else will.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014

The pointer jumping on the screen sounds like you may have picked up a virus. While rare, there are mac viruses. I would try to save all my data documents and any other valuable personal files or lists, then do a clean reinstall of the operating system. Then load our documents back in.
You could try to scan for a virus with a mac virus program, but not many are available for a G4 Power PC (PPC) machine.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

pdf reader is free. go to google and look up adobe pdf reader.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014

not seeing start up disc.

Try restting pram or nvram is also called.

hold down apple key, option key and the letters p and r and then push power button. These four keys must be pressed and held down continuously before the first chime and until you hear the third chime.

if that does not work, try going to google and doing a search for apple key commands in apple support. I think holding down the option key before pushing power button on a machine that is powered off will take you to the drive select menu. where you can choose the drive you want to start form.

YOu can also try installing system disk and hold down c key. Go into disk utilities and run all four choices.

Apple iBook G4... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014

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