$29 upgrade 10.6 upgrade disk refused by 10.4 !

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

  1. tuan macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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