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JLoveFSU 05-27-2013 12:31 PM

Reformatting Powerbook G4
Hi All

Firstly I apologize if this has already been covered in a previous thread. Just could not find it.

I have a Powerbook G4 (specs below) that I am looking to reformat the main HD. I have no use for anything on the machine other than out-of-box software. This is a machine I purchased 10 years ago and now want to use as a side machine (movies, temporary file storage, etc).

Can anyone help describe the steps or post a link that covers the necessary steps to reformatting a HD to factory?

OS X 10.4.11
1 GHz
40G HD


louishen 05-27-2013 12:35 PM

Do you have the OSX 10.4 install DVD

JLoveFSU 05-27-2013 01:06 PM

There is a small chance that I could find it after all this time.

pigoo3 05-27-2013 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by JLoveFSU (Post 1517395)
There is a small chance that I could find it after all this time.

Well then start looking!;) Since having a Mac OS install disk that is compatible with your Powerbook G4 is an essential part to completing what you want to do.:)

- Nick

harryb2448 05-27-2013 05:17 PM

In other words you gotta have it to format!

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