iBook 466 help!

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iBook 466 help!

The other day I bought a nice iBook 466 graphite running OS 9.2 and it shipped in yesterday. I immediatly pulled out my 10.4 disc and went through the installer, and it forced me to erase the hard drive, which I did. Heres where the problem did, the ibook gets qnd error message every time i try to install panther or tiger, i suspect due to old firmware needing updates. It refuses to boot into my OS 9 disc so i was wondering if it would update firmware in OS 10.2, i have the disc but have not tried to install jaguar yet. Also, i was thinking maybe i could place the firmware file on the hard drive without an OS via firewire and then boot the command to update the firmware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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What's the error message?

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iBook (Firewire) needs the firmware update before installing os X.2 or later
iBook Firmware Update 4.1.7: Information and Software
Mac OS X : Available firmware updates

you can start up the iBook from an external HD or from the mac os 9 CD and install the firmaware update

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The iBook doesn't support target disk mode, fyi Wink

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The error message is simply "There were errors installing the software" and then it tells me to restart... I managed to swap in a hard drive with 9.2 on it (can you believe there are 44 screws to get to the hard drive? SHEESH!) and updating the firmware to the newest version. I then proceeded to go about installing 10.3 and it gave me the same error message, not sure why though. Anyways, I have a 20 gig hard drive with 10.4.11 on it from a TiBook G4 that I am going to swap in today when I get home, wish me luck :coolmac:

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Okay, now I am freaking out! I swapped in the hard drive (30GB Tiger) and when I boot it, it boots into the OS fine, but the caps lock key and the num lock key stay on and I cannot turn them off, and neither the keyboard nor trackpad are responsive! PLEASE HELP!

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stevensj13 wrote:
Okay, now I am freaking out! I swapped in the hard drive (30GB Tiger) and when I boot it, it boots into the OS fine, but the caps lock key and the num lock key stay on and I cannot turn them off, and neither the keyboard nor trackpad are responsive! PLEASE HELP!

Sounds like the cabling isn't seated correctly in the connector. As long as you were gentle with the delicate cables and didnt damage them you should just be able to unplug & replug.

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I took the top case off and reseated the cables, and all is well. Thanks!

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macWilliam wrote:
The iBook doesn't support target disk mode, fyi Wink

fyi, the newer Clamshells(366mhz/466mhz) DO support firewire. Blum 3

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