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Hey all -

My G5 with OSX 10.4.11 keeps freezin up on me. Every time I click on iTunes, or my web browser, i just get the spinning wheel. I cant for the life of me figure out what exactly is causing this. IF you guys could offer up any suggestions - that would be amazing. If not, I was thinking of Re-installing the OS... the problem with that is - I bought it refurbished and it did not come with installation disks..

So can I pay the 30 bucks and upgrade to the latest version? Or, do I have to buy a whole new version of OSX. Thank you so much for your support!


-Kellen (a fellow mac lover)
 

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You would have to search for a 10.4 or 10.5 disc, which can be pricey.

Haven't you seen all the posts about ordering it by phone from Apple?

Just a couple of weeks ago, someone reported getting a Leopard retail disc from Apple for $80 US. But, you have to call the number found on the web site for the online store. Be persistent, but polite.

Let us know if they still have them.
 

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Haven't you seen all the posts about ordering it by phone from Apple?

Yes, I have seen some anecdotal comments to that effect. Do note the phrasing I used in my reply. Regardless, I think reinstalling is a bit premature for what is likely a very simple problem.
 
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Well, yeah. "Pricey" can be $20 for some.

Kellen, if any of those basic troubleshooting suggestions do the trick, let us know.
 
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If you haven't tried it already try running a sudo permissions repair from the command line.
sudo diskUtil repairPermissions /
 

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