Macbook No Factory CD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jopam, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a formatted macbook dual core that was given to me with no factory install dvd's that would have come with it. I purchased a retail Mac os x from a local store and it wont boot. Just get the file with the question mark when I try to force boot with command key. DVD disc works fine booting my g5 isight power pc, but the macbook dual core doesnt even see it. I put my friends Macbook Pro factory discs it, it boots up and allows me to format and such but displays an error like "this software is not for this computer" when i try to load OS X. Any help would be appreciated.

    joe
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    retail tiger set is powerpc only (not universal), and won't work for the intel. stuck with at least 3 options, maybe more...

    1. get restore dvd from apple.
    2. get restore set from friend/ebay.
    3. wait for leopard, which will work on the intel.

    best of luck.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    You need the restore disks that originally shipped with the computer. The retail Tiger disk is for PowerPC Macs only. Restore disks from other Mac models won't do either, even if they are Intel-based.

    Apple can send you replacement disks, but they will charge you.
     

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