Lost Macbook Pro installation disks - what to do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Notanotabene, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Notanotabene macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was having some problems with my mac (caused by someone deleting my library files) So I decided to reformat it. I couldn't find my installation disks so used a friend's who also has a macbook pro. Everything seemed fine until I realised lots of the drivers didn't work anymore - sound, internet were the two I noticed. My model was bought in April 2008 and my friends sometime in 2007. I posted here and was told that I need to find the disks or later ones, there's no other solution.
    I've asked around and no one else I know has a later version for the macbook pro.
    I've also searched my flat and no luck finding my own. Does anyone have any idea how I might solve this problem? I'm reluctant to go to the apple store unless there's nothing else to do - I have a feeling its going to cost a fortune.
    I don't have applecare on my macbook pro but do for my Mac Pro - was wondering if I requested new disks for that would they work on the laptop (I doubt it seriously myself)

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Really missing not having my laptop!

    Thanks :):confused:
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Call AppleCare. They normally replace them for a low-ish cost.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    You need the disks for your appropriate computer. Both topics have been covered before. I am not sure how much they cost in the UK, but a call to Apple will tell you.

    Try using mroogle.
     
  4. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    install snow leopard, its cheap, and it has everything on it that leopard does, it has some flaws but hopefully 10.6.2 will fix them.
     
  5. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Worth a shot...

    Download the Combo update for 10.5.8 and install it. There is a good chance the drivers you need are in there, if that is in fact your problem.
     

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