If you bought a new G4 Mac Mini before July 26, 2005 with the base configuration and you are looking to upgrade to Leopard, we have some bad news for you.  You can’t.  You see these machines only came with 256MB of warranty-voiding non upgradable RAM. 

That is unfortunate.

Your Options:

  1. Be content with Tiger
  2. Get a putty knife and 3rd part memory upgrade (1Gb whynot?)  then upgrade.
  3. Start the mini it in Firewire Target disk mode and upgrade it from a newer Mac. It runs slow but ok.

Do we sound a little bitter?  OK.  You caught us – we are the proud owners of a two year old, co-located/non upgradeable Mini.  Putty knife/memory kit en route…

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