Leopard Install Disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DeadRobot, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. DeadRobot macrumors newbie

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    I have misplaced my Leapord Install Disc and I need to use it.

    If I borrowed a disc from a friend in real life would that work or does each disc only work on the specific Mac it came with?

    Also, does Apple give out replacement discs or would I have to purchase Leopard again?
     
  2. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Generally speaking, with some exceptions whenever a disk is released it has support for all hardware that came before it. So if his disk is same as your old one or newer, it will probably work.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. Gray restore disks are machine/model specific.
     
  4. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? My 2nd gen MBP disks worked on other Macs also before...
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Same here, I've seen iBook restore discs used on desktops.
     
  6. DeadRobot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm...I guess I'll give it a shot.

    Now all I have to do is find out which of my friends have their install discs....
     
  7. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    I think your wrong...
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope, I'm right. You can't use a MacBook disk in anything other than that same model of MacBook. The same applies for all models.
     
  9. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    so say if i had to rebuild my gf's 2.4 alum macbook using my white macbook DVDs (assume both are '09 models), it would not work? :confused:, that sucks.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That is most likely correct. The only safe thing to do is keep your restore disks for all models that you own.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple will replace your original install disks - it's called fulfillment disks, about $20 each. just give them a call.
     

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