MacBook Pro won't boot from Mac OS X Install DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ninjaboi21, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. ninjaboi21, Mar 17, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011

    ninjaboi21 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hi MacRumors,

    need to return my MacBook Pro and wanted to do a total clean of my HDD before returning it. I have a problem though, because I can't boot from the Mac OS X Install DVD.

    This really bugs me, as I should have been down there today - today is the 13th day I have it, I'm not sure if it's too late tomorrow, it would be the 14th day I had it and I'm not sure if Apple return politics is within the 14th day or I got that day too..

    When I try to boot from my Mac OS X Install DVD, nothing happens. I restart the computer, hold down the option button, choose the Install DVD and all I see is the Apple logo. I waited for 10 minutes and nothing came up. I tried to reboot many times, but with no luck.

    Is there anything I can try to do, maybe reset the SuperDrive somehow? Thanks
  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010

    if you have an external enclosure that you could temporarily put it in, you could connect the HDD to another computer via USB, then format the drive. Then reinstall it and try booting to the disc again.

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