MBP 15inch 10.5 Clean erase without broken drive

skydivebri

macrumors newbie
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May 28, 2013
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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,
 

johnnnw

macrumors 65816
Feb 7, 2013
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If you do take it out back and end it's life make sure to record it on video!
 

skydivebri

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
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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,