I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro. The HD died and I've replaced it with a Samsung SSD. I have my original Mac OS X Install DVD and my idea is to reinstall the original OS X and go from there but when I try to boot the system with the install DVD I just get the flashing gray folder icon with a question mark. Pressing C at startup should boot from the CD, correct? I've tried every imaginable boot option, including holding the Option key to get to the Startup Manager but it just shows a cursor arrow -- that's it -- no keys seem to do anything. Why is it not seeing or reading my OS X Install DVD? Last time I tried the DVD reader it was working fine. If the DVD drive isn't reading properly, is there a way I can transfer the Install DVD to a thumb drive and try that? I don't have another Mac so I'd have to somehow transfer the DVD to a thumb drive on my PC. Would that be possible? Any suggestions appreciated. This computer works fine otherwise and I'd like to get it back up and running. Thanks!