Cant install OS X on 2006 Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jkeating2005, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. jkeating2005 macrumors regular

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    I am trying to reinstall OS X on my old 2006 MacBook core 2 duo. I have a leopard install disk and a tiger install disk.

    On boot up, i get the chime and then it spits the disk right out.

    I have made USB images of both to try to install and when I Hold down the option Key, i get the mouse cursor to come up over the white screen but the usb drive does not load into the boot-able options.

    any ideas on what i can do?

    What i have to help are a

    2011 Macbook Pro
    2009 Mac Mini
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Are they retail discs? Because you can't use a grey restore disc from a dissimilar machine to install OS X.
     
  3. jkeating2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Definitly Retail discs. I have the Grey disks from that model, which are also tiger disks and it spits them out also.

    I can understand if the disk drive went bad, But why is it not letting me install via USB image.

    The USB image drive works on my mac mini
     

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