Installing Snow Leopard using an External DVD Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nman040, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. nman040 macrumors member

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    Hey there,

    The DVD drive on my MBP 2.16 (late 06/early 07 model) stopped working a while back. I've been using an external USD Samsung DVD drive since then. Would it be possible to install OS X from the external DVD drive?

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Can your Mac boot from the external DVD drive?
     
  4. nman040 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm I don't know. How could I check?
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I would assume it could. The Air does this.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try to boot using the current Leopard disc, or a gray restore disc. Hold down option when you turn the machine on. Make sure the disc is in the drive.

    You know what happens when you assume something.
     
  7. nman040 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright I'll try that later. Thanks for the info.

    Replacing the DVD drive would be really $$ alright
     

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