MacBook NOT accepting Snow Leopard disk...help!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by doubleohseven, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've got a late 2007 MacBook running 10.5.8 and I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard...but the disk will constantly spit out! It will spin for a little while (at about 6x), stop, then eject itself. Sometimes I do get to a point where the MacBook will recognise the disk and it will begin the installation...before clonking out and saying there's a message with the disk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the disk...

    I urgently need to upgrade back to Snow Leopard though! Anyway that I could fix this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    #2
    Does it read other media ok? Is it the white Snow Leopard disk?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    Seems to read other media fine...although it has trouble burning CD's. I'll have to put the burning speed to 6x or less so that I can get a successful CD.

    And yes. The White Snow Leopard CD featuring the...Snow Leopard. :p
     
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    tersono

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    #4
    Either the drive is out of alignment or your disk is damaged
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I had a similar problem with my macbook - although it finally spat out CDs as well as DVDs.

    The drive was replaced (and upgraded to a SuperDrive) by Apple under the Applecare warranty.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    Is there any way to re-align the drive on my own? (Software update, opening it myself, etc.?)

    The disk definitely isn't damaged, I had only used the SL installation disk once before.
     

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