Re: Pro Mouse Stuck
- From: Nick Naym <nicknaym@[remove_this].gmail.com>
- Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 23:57:50 -0400
In article C638F406.3BA70%nicknaym@[remove_this].gmail.com, Nick Naym at
nicknaym@[remove_this].gmail.com wrote on 5/19/09 11:40 PM:
In article SfJQl.2412$5F2.606@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Valentine at
rkvjr@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 5/19/09 9:44 PM:
Thank you for your help, but since I can't use the mouse to select and open
icons, I can't determine which version of the operating system I am using.
I guess I need to reinstall the operating system. I will have to see where I
can get a version that is compatible with the old G4.
"David Empson" <dempson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Bob Valentine <rkvjr@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I recently bought an old PowerMac G4. The computer boots up, but the
is stuck. I bought a new Pro Mouse, thinking it was the mouse, but that
didn't fix the problem. I am now thinking that it is the mouse driver.
However, I can't find where I can download a mouse driver.
That's because the Apple mouse driver is built into the system software.
It has never been installed separately.
I assume you tried other USB ports. If you only plugged both mice into
the same USB port on the keyboard, perhaps that port is faulty. Try the
other built-in port instead, and also swap the keyboard and mouse over
to see whether the keyboard works in both USB ports.
Assuming you still can't get the mouse working, your best option is
probably to erase the drive and reinstall the operating system. You'll
need a suitable system install CD for that.
Can you tell which PowerMac G4 model it is? If you can locate its serial
number, that might be sufficient to identify it.
Can you tell which major version of operating system it is running at
From Finder, press Control-F2; that should highlight the Apple Menu icon in
the menu bar. Then press the "down" arrow key to the fist sub-menu item,
"About This Mac." Press Enter (or Return). That should give you the info you
Ummm...maybe not. A bit of circular reasoning, here: I offered you
instructions that work under Leopard. I have no recollection what the
equivalent is for pre-Leopard OSs. (Sorry...it's been a long day for me, and
my brain is asleep.)
iMac (24", 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) ? OS X (10.5.6)
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