MBP Disc Drive won't recognize Snow Leopard Disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dustyfanz, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. dustyfanz macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    I have a 2007 Intel MBP, running Leopard. I purchased the family version of Snow Leopard. When I tried to install it, it just spins the disc for a minute, makes the noise like it's trying to read it and then spits it out. All other discs work fine with my MBP so I know it is not the disc drive itself. I have all software "up to date." My brother installed SL on both of his MBs, one newer than mine and one older, just fine (with the same disc). I haven't seen anything out there with this issue so I wanted to start a thread to see if anyone knows how to resolve this issue (beyond taking it back to Apple and exchanging).

    Thanks for the help.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    There are many reports of the Snow Leopard discs being faulty.
  3. glossywhite macrumors 65816


    Feb 28, 2008
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I cleaned off my DVD very thoroughly with a little rubbing alcohol and then FINALLY my MacBook Air's external superdrive would work with it, but it was very frustrating.
  5. greeze macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2009
    same problem

    hey dusty-

    just curious if you figured out the problem yet- i'm having the same trouble. thanks.

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