MBP 15inch 10.5 Clean erase without broken drive

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

  1. skydivebri macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2013

    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


    Feb 7, 2013
    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

    May 28, 2013
    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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