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  1. #1

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    Oct 05, 2011
    OS X.5 Install Hang-up on Powerbook G4
    I popped the install disk in and restarted about 2 hours ago and it's been "spinning the gray wagon wheel" ever since. I remember a co-worker frying an optical drive on a desktop G4 by interrupting a software install once. Am I going to do any damage to the hardware if I just give up on the install and pop the battery out?
    12" A1010 1.2Ghz 40Gb 1024Mb (?)

  2. #2

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    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    Damaging the optical drive by quitting an install is highly unlikely...

    You've probably noticed this before - we always ask if the Install DVD was a gray one made for this specific model of Mac. They don't work for other (even similar) models.

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