lost OSX install CDs. what to do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phuong, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    it happens like this: i got a good deal on a 3-month-old MB (core duo) from my neighbour who's leaving the country for good.
    so i bought it - even though i already have a MBP (core 2 duo) and a MP.
    i checked it thoroughly and paid money. 1 month later (today) my GF wants to get it, so i wanted to do a fresh install, so i realized that i forgot to ask for the OSX CDs. it's impossible to get them now because the guy's already gone.

    so, is it possible to get another copy of it (say, from Apple)? or do i have to buy a new one?
  2. axboi87 macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2006
    Dallas, Tx

    Will the cd's that came with your MBP not work on the MB? If they don't then boot the MB into target disk mode (hold down T after the startup chime) and hook it up to the MBP with a firewire cable. The MB's hd will mount on the MBP's desktop. insert the install cd's into the MBP and run the installer. when it asks you what drive you want ot install on, select the MB's.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Call Apple, and it'll likely be around $19.95 for a new set of DVDs for the machine.

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