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    Power Mac G5 Help.............
    I am currently in possession of a 2005 Power Mac G5, I am unable to access it and would like to recover it to factory Default. Unfortunately I do not have any system Recovery disks so I called up Apple and after talking to the "Extremely Helpful" support They told me 2 things,

    1.) The Computer Is out of Warranty
    2.) Let me transfer you too.............


    So what I am looking for is a way to get Power-Mac G5 Recovery disk to factory Settings, also I am currently unable to identify the operating system due to its unacsesable state

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    When you say "unable to access it" what do you mean exactly?

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    #1, Your username is not going to make you very popular around here, just a heads up.

    #2, You'd be better off picking up a set of retail Leopard DVD's, the original disks for this Machine would be 10.4 Tiger, which is both outdated and no longer supported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    #1, Your username is not going to make you very popular around here, just a heads up.

    #2, You'd be better off picking up a set of retail Leopard DVD's, the original disks for this Machine would be 10.4 Tiger, which is both outdated and no longer supported.
    #1 I realize that, I didnt plan on being the Lindsey-Lohan of this cult

    #2 Ok thanks, Am I looking for a Upgrade Disk or Install Disk Then?

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    #1 I realize that, I didnt plan on being the Lindsey-Lohan of this cult.
    "You'll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar!"

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    Apple no longer sell leopard OS X.5 discs, so you will have to search auction sites. Do not buy any silver grey disc which are extremely model specific and will not install on your G5. All G5 machines originally came with Tiger OS X.4.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by iHateMacs View Post
    #1 I realize that, I didnt plan on being the Lindsey-Lohan of this cult

    #2 Ok thanks, Am I looking for a Upgrade Disk or Install Disk Then?
    #1. Haha, made me laugh.

    #2. A Black retail disk is what you're looking for, the upgrade disk should be fine as well as it should already have 10.4 installed.

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