Released in 2003, the iBook G4 replaced the iBook G3 as Apple's portable consumer computer.

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No Pass for Logon

Hi to all,

I have a iBook G4 that was given to us, and we do not have the name and password to access the machine. I dont know what version of Mac os it is ,and we dont have the person who owned it before us. ( What happened is my husband got a construction job to rebuilt a house, and this and another netbook was left behind) is how I got this machine.

Anyway not being a mac user for over 10 years I have forgotten if there is a work around to this to get it up and running (bypass login)

I know I can get a copy of the version I need for this thru Smalldog but would rather see if I can do it otherwise

Thanks Chrissy

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You'll have to have a system installation disk. If you will give me the specs on the machine (probably located in the battery compartment) I'll lead you to the correct system.

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ok here it is and if you have a reputable place I can Buy a system instalation cd from would be appreciated.

G4 iBook 800MHZ 640 MB 40 gig HD combo


Your best OS install would be 10.4. I believe you might be able to use the restore discs for an iBook, which are located here.


Mayer- based on the posters three different questions, each stating a different story on how the iBook was acquired, I don't believe the poster is being entirely truthful. You may want to reference back to Aiding and Abetting/Accessory Passwords.


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Hi Josh,

Thank you for the quick response. I bought Panther to start, and then Ill get tiger after I install Panther. I found out it has 10.2 on it, so i have to go thru the motions and do Panther first.

Thank You again :)

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chrissyo2361 will be eternally grateful.
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