Omfg (OS X DVD discarded)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MalcolmJID, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    My mum has chucked the box from my MacBook in the bin. Weeks ago.

    What the **** am I gonna do? It had the OS X DVD etc still in there! I need them. Now.

    And I can't return the MacBook for repairs without the box can I? I told her to keep the box. I want to punch her. GAH!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, you can send it for repair without the box. Apple sends you a box if you need to send it for repair.

    The missing Disc is a problem though. Hope you never have to reinstall Tiger.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    You can return it for repairs without the original box. Sorry about the DVD though :(
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Contact Apple about the discs and explain what happened...they'll charge you something, but they'll get you new discs.

    (And it sounds like your mom should be the one to pay for the new discs, unless she made it clear to you that she was going to throw out the box and to make sure it was empty first.)
     
  5. MalcolmJID thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They'll charge. That's nice of them....oh wait. :mad:


    As I said in my post....I told her to keep it. She didn't even look in the box...she just presumed it was empty and binned it.....evil woman.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure if you ask nicely your mother will buy you another dvd.
     
  7. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Do you expect them to give out free disks because of your own mistake? People would probably abuse that like crazy.

    Kevin
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont see what the problem would be if apple sent out the disks for free. i mean all intel macs have it native on them and the intel version of os x wont work on ppc computers

    anybody else see my point here? especially since all osx for intel is just tiger at the moment
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I don't know how much they'll charge, but at a minimum they'll charge a shipping and handling fee for their trouble...probably $10-20. But it could be more.
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Why should they? It costs them money to make the discs and ship them out; why should they have to eat the costs for your mistake.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Gee I'm sorry about that :( My gran throws out things randomly too but she knows to ask me before now :D shes thrown important things out before!
     
  12. MalcolmJID thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, I was temporaliy blinded by anger.

    Luckily the nice people of MR have calmed be down....I now know I'm OK if I need my laptop repairing, and I should be able to get hold of the DVD's :)


    Now just to wait for this pesky rebate to arrive!

    Cheers guys!
     
  13. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I feel for you. As much space as the box for my Mac Pro and ACD take up, there's no way I'm throwing them away. The way I figure it, you should always keep the boxes for things while they're in warranty and/or if you plan to sell them on at some point in the future.

    A few months ago I was doing some home improvements on my flat in Brighton and had moved one of the big wheelie bins right up to the front door of the building because of throwing so much crap out. I came down and the bin was open and someone in the building (I think the modelling/photography company upstairs) had thrown out at least six boxes for brand new intel iMacs. I nearly cried. I mean new boxes. New Apple boxes.
    I nearly fished them out myself but had enough crap littering my flat as it was. :(
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    like a whopping 5 bucks if that? im sure the op would pay that if given the chance
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Funny thing is....... I want to punch you.
     
  16. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Wow you're nice.
     
  17. clayj macrumors 604

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    Dude said he wanted to punch his mom. If that doesn't qualify him for getting punched himself, I don't know what does.
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, wanting to punch your mom, and writing about it sure seems a bit extreme. The OP needs to learn to control that temper before it gets him into trouble.
     
  19. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You're a Canadian(from what I know), don't talk like that! We're the nice people.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I was being nice: I didn't tell him that I wanted him dead for saying that about that "evil woman."


    Throwing out the box was a mistake. No need to punch anyone.
     
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How can there be anger in the world when we have such pretty machines.


    [​IMG]
     
  22. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    We need smoothies, too...
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    ... aaaah... peace and harmony
     
  23. clayj macrumors 604

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    Remember... in Soyuz Sovietskii, you don't drink smoothie... smoothie drinks YOU.
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Such a nice picture! :D
     
  25. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    *looks pointedly at his own username*

    ...

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