MacBook at Apple Store getting hard drive replaced.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iLoveMyApple, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

    iLoveMyApple

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    My MacBook hard drive was starting to crash so I took it into the Apple Store. They said they have to replace the hard drive. When I bought the MacBook it came with Leopard pre-loaded. Apple sent the Snow Leopard disk along with it. Since the MacBook is gonna have a new hard drive, will it have Leopard again? And if so, will the Snow Leopard disk work again to load it onto my MacBook?
     
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    If for some reason it does come back with 10.5 on it, your original 10.6 install/restore disc will still work.
     
  3. Meldar macrumors regular

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    When Apple replaces a hard drive, they load the new one with whatever OS came with the computer when you bought it.

    That was the policy last time I had an experience like this, at least - I had 10.4.11 but needed a replacement, and they gave me 10.4.8. Several gigabytes of updates later I was back in business.

    Given you have the aluminum model, Snow Leopard will work on it just fine. So if it comes back with 10.5.8, I guess just wipe it and install 10.6.3 or 10.6.4, whichever the Snow Leopard disk is. Should be no problem. :)
     
  4. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Nothing to worry about, they will install snow leopard onto your new hard drive.
     

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