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I am trying to upgrade a friends Ibook to Tiger but everytime we put in the DVD or try to boot from the DVD the IBook just ejects it. Doesn't even seem to see the DVD at all.

I tried a DVD movei and that worked fine.

Any ideas?
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I am trying to upgrade a friends Ibook to Tiger but everytime we put in the DVD or try to boot from the DVD the IBook just ejects it. Doesn't even seem to see the DVD at all.

I tried a DVD movei and that worked fine.

Any ideas?
Sounds like a bad disc to me. I would have your friend take it back to where he/she bought it from.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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I should have mentioned this, it seems fine in my Mac Book....
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I should have mentioned this, it seems fine in my Mac Book....
Is it the install CD that came with your MacBook? If so, that would be Intel-only, won't work on a PPC machine. Also keep in mind that restore discs (i.e. non-retail) are model-specific.

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No....it is a seperate Tiger install disc he bought. We did try the restore disks from my Mac Book so I found out about that the hard way.

Is there a firmware upgrade or something I need to do to prep the IBook for Tiger?
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It might be because the iBook doesn't have a DVD-ROM. Is it a iBook G4? I know the first batch of iBook G4 that came out had only CD-ROM capability. Lift up the keyboard and you should be able to see on a white sticky behind the upper left corner of the keyboard.
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Based on what I get from the system info it does, and like I said a m0vie DVD did work.
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Is it the full retail black coloured Tiger disc, or a grey model specific disc?
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