From 10.4.11 to 10.6.3 DVD not working, ejects. help please

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  1. djdaveott macrumors newbie

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    Trying to upgrade my MBP from 10.4.11 to 10.6.3

    Called apple, gave them my serial, they shipped me the DVD.

    When I insert the DVD, it spins and ejects after about 45 seconds.

    Any ideas?
    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. djdaveott thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Snow Leopard 10.6.3
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And is it a RETAIL DVD or an UPGRADE DVD? Though even the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD, once available via the Retail Stores, now only available online, is able to install Mac OS X on any Intel Mac without any prior version of Mac OS X on it.
    Have you access to any other Mac with Firewire? Maybe you could use Target Disk Mode somehow to install 10.6 on the Tiger MBP.
     
  5. djdaveott thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says Install DVD, nowhere does it say upgrade. I just got it in the mail from apple yesterday, legit copy. I paid $30-$40 forget exact amount.
    I do not have another mac available at the moment. I'd have to contact a friend. Any other options?
     
  6. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    on the disc does say for mac pro, mini, macbook and or pro with it
     
  7. djdaveott thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved. You cannot upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.6.3 without first going to 10.5

    They sent me the wrong upgrade disk..

    They have corrected their mistake by sending me a free copy of 10.5 :)
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Ah, I supposed you wanted to try a Clean Install, and not an Upgrade Install.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That won't solve the problem if the disc is being ejected before it ever appears on your desktop. It's possible your DVD drive isn't working properly, but I guess you'll be able to confirm that when the 10.5 installer disc shows up.
    Also, the 10.4-10.5-10.6 limitation is purely due to the license, not to the installer. The $29 10.6.3 installer will put 10.6 on even a blank disk or one with 10.4.
     
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