MacBook Pro 13" 2010 not booting to original install disks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jp700p, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. jp700p macrumors regular

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    I am trying to do a clean install of OSX. I have the original install disk that came with the system. I hold down the "c" button so it boots to the install disk.

    The screen just sits at the gray apple logo for over 20 minutes. I hear the disk reading every few minutes, but it still sits at that screen.

    The disk is perfect, no scratches or blemish's. What could be the issue and how can I get this thing to boot?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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  3. jp700p thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, I don't have 10.7.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It could be a disc drive issue. It takes a while to boot to a disc. You know that, right? Insert the disc, boot off the disc, and then let it sit a while (maybe 45min).
     
  5. jp700p thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it can take awhile, but I didn't know it would take 45 min.

    I have the new 10.6.6 disk from my new MBP 2011. For curiosity sake, I put in that disk and it booted up within 3 minutes and I got to the first install screen.
     

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