Can not install Leopard on Macbook due to resource Error

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by niffo, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. niffo macrumors newbie

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    Here is the story...
    1) I bought a macbook in early november which came with Tiger
    2) Box was stolen almost immediately after I bought it. I only have the charger and macbook. No discs what so ever.
    3) The macbook had Tiger on it.
    4) I finally wanted to upgrade to Leopard so I went and bought an off the shelf Leopard disc. (didn't realize i could order replacements)
    5) When I stuck the disc in it said it could not install Max OSX on this macbook because I did not have the right resources. Then it directed me to read the minimum requirements [it has all the min reqs... 1g ram, 80g hd, etc]
    6) So i took it into one mac store and they had the same issue and were pretty shocked. after 2 hours of trying to help they said I need the discs that came with my macbook so go order some
    7) Then i took it to the other mac store a little further away and they concluded it was a bad harddrive.
    8) they fixed the bad harddrive, got me going with leopard and everything is fine.
    9) I decided to put my retail OSX disc in and it says the same error that I got way before about the resource error.
    10) I am done talking to mac geniuses and I want to talk to someone who know what is going on... I tried my buddies retail disc and it said the same thing.

    Any thoughts of what it could be?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's tricky to say... Do you have access to another MacBook's install discs you could borrow to run the Apple Hardware Test from?
     
  3. niffo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply... I am out of the country and won't be back to my macbook for a bit, but I did talk to Apple and they are sending me Tiger Discs and an Upgrade Leopard disc that should be exactly what I should have received in my box. What exactly should i do with these discs when I get them? What will the hardware test tell me? I would assume once they installed my new hard drive they did that test, but I guess assumumptions are a bad idea.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    The Apple Hardware Test analyses various components for failure. There's a chance it may find a component that is causing this. Simply boot from the install discs whilst holding D to access the tests.
     

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