$29 upgrade 10.6 upgrade disk refused by 10.4 !

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tuan, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. tuan macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    I have a macbook core 2 duo 2.0Ghz running the original 10.4 OS. I've read that many have used the $29 disk to upgrade to snow leopard.

    However, when I start the macbook with the disk inserted, upon startup, the disk is just ejected automatically, before the login screen appears ! Holding C or cmd-opt-shf-del (which normally force boot from disk) did not change anything, which in itself is a bit strange.

    My disk was purchased in late June 2010. Did Apple recently wised up to disable the disk on 10.4 ?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I don't think Apple changed anything. Try holding down just Option and then selecting the upgrade dvd.
  3. tuan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    problem with my macbook

    After further testing, I've concluded it is a problem with my Macbook, not the Snow Leopard Disk. Disks are read OK, but whatever disk is inside the macbook ejected at startup.
  4. cubeeggs macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Is the trackpad button broken? Holding a mouse or the trackpad down during boot will cause the disc drive to eject.
  5. tuan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yes, I think that's exactly the problem. Thanks !

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