Mac Os Leopard restore disks not working

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  1. Patman100 macrumors newbie

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    hello,
    I have a white macbook with a 160 gb drive, 2 gigs of ram, and 2.4 processor, and i have been having problems with leopard recently and i want to add a new HD, so i would need the DVD's to restore leopard in both cases, well just to try out the DVD's i put it in, and then i clicked the appropriate icon to install and then i clicked on restart as the on screen instructions told me, only when it restarted it would stay at the apple symbol and grey screen for almost 10 minutes, and i would try again and again. i don't think it is the optical drives fault because to rule that out i tried our imacs restore DVD's and i was able to get to the language screen unlike with the macbook screen. The macbook discs are a bit scratched up, i left them out one weekend and well bad news for them, but even with the scratched the macbook was able to read them with finder, i just wasn't able to get to installer after the restart. Am i going to have to buy a new mac os leopard disc from apple? will they give me new ones? Is there a limit on the restore DVD's because i have done this once before. Some more info, these are genuine apple discs that came with the MacBook. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Are the discs scratched? Are they 100% definitely the discs that came with your Mac when you purchased it?
     
  3. Patman100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes they are scratched and they are 100% mine, i didn't buy them off someone else, nor did i pirate them and burn it, i got them with the macbook, and the macbook was new 2, so not refurbished
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like they are too scratched up.

    Try third party scratch repairing kits, or just buy a new set.

    Just because the system can read the file structures, doesn't mean files are not damaged from the scratches and are unusable.
     
  5. Patman100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how much does a new set cost? and are they at the apple store?
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You have to call apple 800 number, as they don't usually keep any at the local stores.
     
  7. Patman100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Would you please let me know if you can get them and how? My iMac's disks are not working and I REALLY need a restore.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    they charge about $20 each, so about $40. Just call Apple and they will send you the same disks you got when you bought the system.
     
  10. Patman100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just called apple, they are sending both disc's over to us for free
     
  11. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! That's good to hear. Did you by chance pay for the 3 yr Applecare?
     
  12. Patman100 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, we don't have any applecare on the macbook, so i was surprised
     

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