I lost my Snow Leopard Install Disk!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLikeMySelf, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. iLikeMySelf macrumors member

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    This sucks!
    So I was just verifying my startup disk and it needs to be repaired. For this I need to boot my mac from the install dvd that I bought. The problem is that I cannot find it!
    I will call tomorrow but I don't live in USA and the service is not good.
    How can I get to repair my disk or at least get my DVD back?
    Thanks
     
  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    buy some new snow leopard discs the are only £25
     
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    If you have a second Mac, or access to it, and both Macs (yours and the 2nd one) have Firewire, you can use Target Disk Mode to boot your Mac as external HDD and do the checking via the second Mac.

    Or as already stated, you can get the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD and use that.
     
  4. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    If you still have the license you might download or use a copy of the DVD.
     
  5. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi and thanks for answering.
    Firstly, in my country Apple is expensive it costed me 200 USD, it was a 5 license disk. One day I lent it to my cousin so she could use it because I had only used 2 of the licenses, she gave it back but I do not know where I left it.
    I will see what I will do :confused:
     
  6. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    There are plenty of torrents seeding the install disks. If you have a license, just make a copy of the install disk and proceed.
     
  7. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that is what I am doing... it is not how I would like it to be. I phoned apple and they said they would not give me a replacement but I could go to the store and they could insert the disk to fix the start up disk but they would charge me 140 $ which is crazy.
     
  8. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    So I download the Install Disk and then burn it to a dual layer disk right?
     
  9. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    Install Disks are typically large enough to require a dual layer DVD.
     
  10. minik macrumors 65816

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  11. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    I had booted up from the install disk perviously when I had the DVD so I should not have any problems right?
     
  12. dejo Moderator

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    Which country is that where Apple does not sell a Single User product?

    And that violates the SLA of Mac OS X, unless your cousin lives in the same household.
     
  13. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple Premium resellers do sell single user license in Argentina, but I have more than one Mac.
    My cousin is from Europe and she came to our house to visit us for some days so she was living with me.
     
  14. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    I think the only country in the world where the EULA means anything is the US? :rolleyes:
     

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