Hello and yes Total Noob asking for help after a hard drive failure :(

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  1. davidwhitt, Sep 15, 2011
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    davidwhitt macrumors newbie

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    Right well me and PCs get along sound - no problem I can't solve. I can fix laptops - screens you name it I can sort it.
    MACBOOK!!!!
    Foook me a week after putting a new hard drive in it I still can't get it to install an OS!!
    I have recovery disk 10.6.6 and the application dvd and still no joy - it wants some sort of time capsule.
    If anyone could help me I would be sooooooo greatful.
    Its a 2006 macbook a1181. I'm about ready to smash it up - the hard drive failed, put a new one in and now I'm still goosed :(
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. davidwhitt thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Rivendell63 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so that wasn't the most helpful response ...lol

    I'm very new to this whole Mac world too, and wish you the best of luck. I would prob look to obtain a full install dvd from ebay etc and go from there...
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Is the drive formatted?
    Boot into the 10.6.6 disk and run Disk Utility to verify and format the drive, then try intall.
     
  6. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    Firstly format the drive into Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (Disk Utility).

    This will enable you to install the OS you desire. Let me know if you need more help.:)
     
  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I thought you had to have to original disk in order to install the OS...
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You need to have the original disk (which of course on a 2006 would not be 10.6.6) or a full retail OS disk in which the OS is a later version than e one that shipped on the computer.
     
  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    That's what I thought. This may be the reason why he can't install the disk on his hd..
     
  10. davidwhitt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I get "the volume entitled appears to be ok. So if 10.6.6 is the wrong version, can you tell me what the right version would be? When the disk boots in it tells me that Mac OS can't be installed on this computer :( Been trying for a week now and getting so frusatrated :(
     
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  12. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    It would be the restore disk 10.6.0 I think. You would have to call Apple and ask for a restore disk for MacBook.
     

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