Macbook keeps restarting

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by guidoverduci, May 20, 2009.

  1. guidoverduci macrumors member

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    When I put in the original OEM leopard discs that came with my new macbook, the computer just keeps restarting. Any ideas? I thought these were recovery discs?
     
  2. philipxz macrumors regular

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    Are you pressing "C" on your keyboard while its booting up?
     
  3. guidoverduci thread starter macrumors member

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  4. philipxz macrumors regular

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    IDK. Does your SuperDrive work? Can you play anything from the SuperDrive?
    If yes there just might be an issue with the DVD you are given. :confused:
     
  5. guidoverduci thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, drive works fine. When I put the instal disc in and click install, the Macbook reboots and then gets to the grey screen w/ no apple logo and is in an infinite loop of rebooting.
     
  6. core2duo macrumors member

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    Might be bad optical media. When Leopard boots, it will do a file system check if it thinks there may be a problem with the drive. Doesn't seem out of the question that optical media would be treated the same way.

    I don't know if you can do this, but try option-booting the system, then right after you pick the DVD, hold Command + V. That should let you verbose boot the system, which might give you more clues as to what's causing it to restart.

    Good luck!
     
  7. guidoverduci thread starter macrumors member

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    tried that. Black screen came up w/ some stuff going on, then back to infinite reboot. I'm not a huge computer guy, so I have no idea what that stuff meant.
     

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