I need to install mac osx on my new harddrive but no disc

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beeapps, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. beeapps macrumors newbie

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    So I have a macbook my old hard drive I guess malfunctioned because when I start up there is a folder with a question mark. So I installed a new hard drive however I do not have the original discs the only discs I have are to my 21in Imac is there anyway to install this without buying new discs or is there anyway to recover my old hard drive I think I deleted a folder I suppose to when I tried to restore so now I have 2 hard drive no OS and a macbook I can't use:confused::mad:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The install discs that come with a Mac are model-specific, so you can't use them to install on other models. You can either call Apple for replacement install discs or buy a retail copy of Mac OS X.

    Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Apple will send you replacement OS disks for your computer at a nominal charge
     
  4. beeapps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how much of a charge and they have to be original I have tried to use discs I have burned myself and they did not work
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Call Apple for pricing. They will be original replacement discs and, unlike the discs you burned, they will work.
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

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    From memory its about $10, but its best just to call them and ask.
     

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