Help installing Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bndoarn, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    so i got my first Mac today and it didn't come with snow leopard installed but it did come with a snow leopard disc. the problem is whenever i try to upgrade, i insert the disc, it stay's in for about 30 seconds making weird noises, and then it spits the disc back out. i'm very new to mac, today is my first time ever using one so i really don't know what to do so i came here. i have a 13 inch MacBook Pro running on OS 10.5.8. also, i installed iWork perfectly fine so i'm guessing it has to do with the disc.
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    sounds like a bad disc for sure. feel lucky I bought a mac mini yesterday at a local store and I did not get snow leopard.
  3. bndoarn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    ok thanks. look like i'll be making a trip to the apple store sometime this weekend.
  4. marcre macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    East coast
    Have you tried putting other DVD's in there? It may be a bad drive. I'm taking my iMac to the Apple store soon to get my drive replaced. Makes horrible noises when a DVD is inserted. Eventually I get it to work, but usually that's 5-6 tries before it plays normally. Make sure the problem isn't your new iMac.

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