Bought used mac mini and have some questions reguarding new HD.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by BORIStheBLADE, May 27, 2009.

  1. BORIStheBLADE macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2008
    I bought a used mac mini which was purchased in 2006 with the 1.6 dual core cpu. He didn't have any original install disk's, but he had a burned copy of OS X v10.5 Leopard.
    So I replaced the HD with a bigger one and put the disk in and basically I'm getting a blinking folder with a ? in it. I don't have a Apple keyboard or mouse. I'm using pc gear.

    I figure this disk wasn't going to work?

    How do I get this disk out now?

    Basically I need to go buy a retail copy of OS X v10.5.6 Leopard ?

    I haven't had a mac since the 33mhz days so sorry for the stupid questions.
  2. lostime macrumors regular

    May 19, 2009
    if you have the OS on the other hard drive just put it in (if it boots) and eject it that way.

    You can try to plug in a USB mouse and hold down the left mouse button (i think, it might be the right) and it should eject before the OS comes up.

    if the old hard drive works you can always clone it to the new hard drive using an external enclosure and the Disk Utility then it will boot up the same as the old one.
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    ^^^ Yep, hold "c" down while starting from the OS installer disc... :)
  4. BORIStheBLADE thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2008
    Thanks for the info guys.
    I got the disc out with holding down the mouse buttons.
    I went out and bought a copy of Leopard and installed it.

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