So I am the only guy with any IT knowledge in circle of friends and it is all Windows based. That being said, I'm trying to help out a buddy of mine with his MBP 2008. The HDD is definitely dead, and after removing the drive from the MBP and attempting data recovery I can confirm that. My question to all of you is, if I install a new HDD, how can I restore OSX? He has no restore disks. He might be out of luck, just figured I see if anyone here knew of a solution. Thanks.