Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Upgrading a Apple G4 Powerbook

I received a request to install iTunes 10 on a G4 Powerbook so they could sync their iPhone 4s. I found that their version of OS X would not support iTunes 10 and they need to upgrade to OS X 10.5.8 which is the highest release that still supports PPC processors from what I could find. They also need a new battery and very likely a new PRAM battery as well.

So what I am going to do is :
  • Doing a full backup of all data before upgrade
  • adding 1GB of ram (allowing them to max out at 2GB)
  • needs a new battery
  • check PRAM battery
  • Do a fresh install of OS X 10.5.x
to be continued...