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I just picked one up without restore discs- I do have G4 macbook restore discs can I use them with this model M6498? I want to use this computer for video only. Thanks!
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No you can't. The gray disks are model specific.

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p.s. There is no "G4 MacBook".

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Would these be the correct ones? New Mac 9 0 4 OS Upgrade CD Set Operating System for iMac G3 G4 PowerMac Server | eBay
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Would these be the correct ones?
I don't think that you want to install OS 9 (Very Very OLD OS version). I'm thinking that you want to install a version of Mac OS X...either OS 10.3 or 10.4 (these are actually old as well). But not as old as OS 9.

By the way...you do realize that this computer is between 9-12 years old...and in many ways is very out-dated? Depending on what you want to do...it may or may not be capable of doing it.

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Thanks Nick, All I want to do is run video and a photo slide show. Do you think it can handle that?
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This? Apple OSX Tiger Full Install 10 4 4 10212559 | eBay
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Kind of hard to say...it depends on the complexity of things. The larger the photos and the higher the resolution of the videos...the harder it will be for this computer.

It will probably be ok for the photos...the video part is harder to predict.

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will this be correct? Thanks
Back in post #2 I mentioned that the gray disks are model specific. You want to stay clear of the gray disks completely!

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ok, got it! The hunt for the discs continue. Thanks
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ok, got it! The hunt for the discs continue. Thanks
It does sort of seem that you are on a bit of a "fishing expedition"

Give this thread a read for a more comprehensive overview of Mac OS install disks:

"What OS Disk Do I Need?" A Brief Overview

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Great info! I've always loved this imac design, thought it would be great to have it at my art studio just to show some of my work. Picked it up for $40, seemed worth the risk...however, getting it to run for a simple task is getting a bit frustrating.
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Yes...the G4 iMac's were an interesting design (first iMac's with a flat panel display). And $40 bucks was a pretty good price.

Are you pursuing getting this computer working purely for it's "eye candy" / "eye-appeal" for your art studio (photos & videos)...or do you actually want to use it for day to day computing?

As far as the frustration...it's really not that bad. Once you know what to look for...it's mostly easy. Back in post #4 I mentioned that you probably need/want OS 10.3 or 10.4 for the computer. No gray disks. You need the full install retail OS install disks (as you should have seen in that thread I linked).

The only frustration is finding a good price.

- Nick

p.s. Make sure you have enough ram for the OS version you choose.
p.p.s. Also remember that you are working with a 9-12 year-old computer. And finding things is not always easy or cheap.

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Yes, just eye candy. I have a 2 level studio, during open house, 75% of visitor don't make it off the 1st landing so I thought I'd place this iconic piece up on the ledge (nice and heavy so it won't push off too easily) so my work could be viewed easily. Figured the operating system would be a cinch- since it old..

You're so right about the price, sheesh! Maybe these? A friend also picked one up, so we can split the $$ Genuine Apple OS x Server 10 4 Installation Pack 56 | eBay

Thanks again for taking the time to help out,
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This is what your are looking for. Note the full retail install details. The last two models, with USB2, can run Leopard OS X.5 as they have the 1GHz or faster processor.

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Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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