iMac replacement CD's?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by definitive, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    Is it possible to get a free set of replacement CD's from Apple if you lost your originals? Especially if the system is out of warranty, and over three years old?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Dec 17, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Call Apple. You can get replacements for a nominal fee. (I think it's around $25).
     
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    No they won't give them away but you can buy them for a nominal charge. Besides it just isn't right to ask Apple (or anyone else) to pay for your carelessness. Sorry if that comes across too blunt.
     
  4. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Truth is normally blunt..
     
  5. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    i'm thinking of doing this instead, or the lion upgrade.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I believe you need SL to upgrade to lion.
     
  7. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    You can do a clean install of Lion if you back it up to a CD, but I will most likely end up getting SL instead. Reason being is that Lion creates a recovery partition (I don't even know if it would create it on a 2008 system). If a person wants to do a complete reinstall using that recovery partition, then they'll need the App Store account which was used to purchase that copy of Lion. On the other hand I could probably include the backed up copy of Lion on a CD, but I am not sure what the legalities of that would be, so I am thinking of going with retail Snow Leopard instead.
     

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