Install Mac OS X without functional dvd drive or functional OS

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MrFusion, May 5, 2011.

  1. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi

    The hard drive on my macbook crashed. Also the dvd drive died long ago.
    I found this link on how to install Mac OS X from a USB drive. However this assumes that there is a working Mac OS X installation on the computer. This is obviously not the case here.
    I also don't have a firewire cable for target mode.

    Any advice on how to proceed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. samh macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like you need to purchase a firewire cable.
     
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    as samh said get a FW cable, or better yet a USB bus powered DVD drive so that at least you'll have a DVD drive ($25-$30) should you need one in the future
     

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