Can't format macbook pro

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pazoozoo, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. pazoozoo macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to format a macbook pro with the mac os x 10.4.11. I insert the installer disk but it doesn't read it. It just ejects it after a while. I restarted it and hold C but it just ejected it again and nothing happens. I also tried holding the option button as it started up but it ejected it once again and then only the HD icon shows up. It is the disk that came with the macbook so i don't understand why it doesn't work so i would appreciate if someone could help me. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pazoozoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    macbook pro 15" with 2.16 GHz intel core duo. It's about a model with about 3 years or so
     
  3. eriins macrumors newbie

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    i have the same EXACT problem

    someone help!

    thanks :)
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps the system disk is scratched/unreadable. Did you check to see if there's any visible defects.

    Given the low price of Snow Leopard, it could hurt to pick up a copy and see if that disc boots up. You'll discover two things, one, its not your computer causing the problem and two, you get to upgrade to Snow Leopard
     

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