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    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?

    SPECS:
    OS X 10.4.11
    1 GHz
    40G HD
    768 MB DDR SDRAM

    Thanks

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLoveFSU View Post
    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.

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    In other words you gotta have it to format!
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