Imac 24" - OSX 10.6 Problems

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  1. Safeeg macrumors newbie

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    Imac 24" - OSX 10.6 Problems
    I get this Warning, Everytime i try
    to install OSX 10.6 on my Imac,
    somebody got any help ?

    This is the Specs:

    3.06 GHz
    4 Gb Ram
    512 Grafik
    - Im runnin' 10.5 right now plz help ... im stuck !

    - The Picture that arrives:
    http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6808/244203l.jpg :confused:
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    not entirely sure but it could be a sign that your dvd drive is on it's way, i was trying to install 10.6 on my iMac 24" a few months back and got this screen a few times but it worked eventually, have you tried installing from an external drive?
    if not, just keep trying, it should work eventually unless you want to go and buy a new drive
     
  4. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well This is a orignial Mac OS X 10.6 CD! just bought it 2day ?
    I dont get it, should i buy a new harddrive ? i'v already have an External drive ? What u do ?
     
  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    mine was an official disc too brand new, try it in the external, that should work, also, ( this was how i found out my dvd drive was knackered) try burning some dual layer discs, mine refused for some reason, it would read them eventually but didnt always work
     
  6. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already Let me Get it Straight!
    U are sayin' that i should Keep trying 2 instal it!
    But everytime i Smack the cd in the Mac, it reads it, and
    says that i can't install 10.6 on this computer
    Whats Wrong with my dvd Drive then ? ... So what should i do ?
    Buy a new Dvd Drive ? or i a new Mac = hehe :eek:
     
  7. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    your mac is fine, mine eventually installed on a 2.16Ghz C2D with 2Gb of ram,
    dont buy a new mac, buy a new dvd drive i think would be the logical choice,
     
  8. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright thanks, just the last thing ?
    How do i Install the new DVD drive ?
    Do i just buy one Random dvd Drive, and
    try 2 install it ?
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    and your 10.6 DVD is black with a big X on it, right?
     
  10. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    im guessing you have an Alu iMac not a white one,
    so you'd have to buy a dedicated drive, if memory serves it's the same drive as shipped in the MB & MBP range,
    OWC superdrives
     
  11. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, i just bought a new Imac 21.5
    im using it's Leopard, its grey! ?
     
  12. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any links Plz ?
     
  13. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    click the link, it shows as blue to signify it's a link :S
    you just bought a new iMac 21.5, it should of shipped with 10.6, not 10.5
    and if the superdrive is dead then applecare should sort it out :confused:
     
  14. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The 21.5" iMac ships with 10.6.2. You do not need to run the 10.6 install disc on there. Simply checking in About This Mac from the :apple: menu will confirm that you have 10.6.2 already installed and running.
     
  15. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    view attachment
    and post the screen please :)
     

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  16. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No hehe, i have 2 imac's just a new one 2, so now i have 2 ;)
    Just wanted the new one to, Gain the same speed ;)
     
  17. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    /Users/boss/Desktop/Billede 1.png

    ???? What do u need
     

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  18. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    use the attach function in the reply to topic here on the forums, to take a selected screen hit CMD +shift +4 then highlight what you what with your mouse ;)
     
  19. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    You can't use the discs from your new iMac on the old one.


    Macs come with a pair of grey discs, which has OS X on (the version that was shipping when the machine was made), but these discs only work on that particular model. Your new iMac is a 21.5" model, and the grey Snow Leopard discs it came with will only work on other 21.5" iMacs.

    You need to buy a RETAIL copy of Snow Leopard to upgrade your Leopard machine.
     
  20. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Look Above
    It says : 10.5.8
     
  21. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    yeah look at peskaa's post, are you using a proper full version 10.6 disc, or the install disc that came with your new Mac?
     
  22. Safeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, Thanks now i get it ;)
    Thank u verry much! ;)
     

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