iWork 09 DVD problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kristenn, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if this is in the right forum because I don't know if it's a problem with my MBP or just the disk.

    Oddly, I haven't installed much software since I upgraded (clean installed) Lion on the 20th. I sat down today after school to install iLife 09 and iWork 09. I usually install iWork first because iLife requires a restart after install so I put in my iWork 09 DVD and it sounds fine at first. Then, it starts spinning slower, starts to spin again, slows down and stops, then it keeps looping. It doesn't automatically eject upon pressing the EJECT key, either, it keeps spinning and after about five minutes, the Finder pops up saying I have inserted a Blank DVD and the disk pops out.

    I checked the DVD, no scratches, tried again and it did the same thing. I took out a very scratched DVD of Windows Vista Business (32-bit) from my desk (yes, Windows Vista) and it spun, read, and showed in the Finder. Yeah, Windows Vista.

    I LOL'D and ejected the disk and decided to try iLife 09. It installed and worked fine.

    I have had this iWork 09 DVD since I got my MBP in Feb of 2009. I have used it once. First to install after upgrading to Snow Leopard. There is nothing wrong with the DVD that I can tell but I'm not so sure it's my DVD drive either, as both Vista and iLife 09 read fine.

    Any ideas? It's really stupid and frustrating. Now that I've got myself a nice stack of schoolwork I really REALLY need Pages!

    I remember restoring the iWork apps from Time Machine for a friend when her computer's HD crashed and having them freeze. Maybe if I pull the support and caches for iWork from the Library as well, I might just be able to pull them from Time Machine?

    Quick informative replies would be great. It's about 30 mins till the bus and I figured I could finish some of this before leaving. Been up for a few hours now trying to get it to work.

    I guess if worse comes to worse I could download Neo-Office. Not that its a bad application, just, I am not sure if the different UI will slow down my work or not :(

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. seong macrumors 65816

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    I threw all the Apple software DVDs. They just seem too pointless nowadays. I went with downloading the trial DMG from Apple's website and keep that file with my serial number in txt file on a external HDD. That might help you.
     
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Yeah, download the trial version, register it with your serial number and update to the newest version (v9.1) via software update or via Apple Support.

    Fast, easy, intelligent.
     
  4. Kristenn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh man! I wish that would work but, I don't think iWork 09 has a serial number? Or is it somewhere where I don't see it? It came in my MBP box. It a plastic wrap for the booklet and a paper sleeve for the DVD.
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Apple Tech Support should give you a valid iWork '09 serial number, if you give them your Mac serial number. They should know, that it came with iWork '09.
     
  6. Kristenn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oddest thing. Out of sheer wishing, I just got home from school and popped the iWork 09 DVD in the drive and behold, it reads and installs.

    O
    M
    G!!!

    SO HAPPY!!!

    Seriously though guys, sorry for cluttering up these beautiful forums with my insane panic topics. I really REALLY don't understand DVDs or DVD drives though and their general wonkyness (eh?) and I never EVER have O.O
     

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