Mac wont read DVD-DLs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by esadb, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. esadb macrumors 65816

    esadb

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    So last night i wanted to upgrade my HD and i swapped it in. Then placed the snow leopard disc in.. started the boot and it wouldnt boot from the disc.

    I tried my leopard disc then and it wouldnt read either. So i swapped my old hdd in and booted back into osx and everytime i placed either the snow leopard or leopard disk it would spend some time spinning/reading but then just spit the disc out.

    Funny thing is that i actually upgraded from leopard to SL using that exact same disc (its not just an upgrade disc) and it booted fine.

    I tried just a regular dvd/cd in my drive and it loaded right up.. so for some reason now i cant boot those two OSX dvds anymore.

    What i was gonna do was boot using the disc start installling and then when it asks me use my time machine backup i have on my external to setup my mac as before.

    Any help guys?
     
  2. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

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    Please forgive me for seeming ignorant, but did you press the "C" key when you started up your mac with the install disc in? That's the command for booting from a disc. Once again please forgive me if I seem ignorant, but your post didn't specify whether or not you pressed the key.
     
  3. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

    esadb

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    Yea i did.


    What i did last night is i took made a 12gb partition in my external. Made a image of the cd using windows.. Place it on there. Then went onto my mac and in disk utilities made a restore thing onto that partition using the .dmg.

    Started to boot and choose to restore from a time machine back up.. It failed... I guess my time machine thing is corrupt or something...

    Now im gonna have to put the old drive back in.. go make a time machine backup.. Then put new drive in.. go into Time machine and then restore, after having to actually install OSX..

    Worst experience ever!
     
  4. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    Well, your DVD drive is probably starting to go, two drives in my MacBook died, apples DVD drives are terrible lol
     

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