MBP 15inch 10.5 Clean erase without broken drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skydivebri, May 28, 2013.

  1. skydivebri macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to erase and reinstall my old macbook pro currently running 10.5.8.

    I have the original box, start up disks I guess from 2005?

    The disk drive is broken - it keeps on trying to read and then spitting out disks.

    I wouldnt mind trying to sell it for a few quid if i can get it cleaned. Is there anyway to do this as all the advice is to reboot from original disks which i have but the drive is gone.

    Should i just take it outside with a hammer?

    many thanks,
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

    johnnnw

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    If you do take it out back and end it's life make sure to record it on video!
     
  3. skydivebri thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is it possible to use a usb external disk drive? How would I get it to fire up on startup?

    many thanks,
     

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