Missing Install Disks/Optical Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LouiTheFish, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. LouiTheFish macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey there,
    So I'm trying to upgrade an older MacBook from an 80GB hard drive to a 250 GB hard drive and from 1 to 2GB of RAM. Easy things to upgrade, done it dozens of times before.

    Here's the catch; I don't have the original install disks in my possession and need to upgrade this by next week. Also, the optical drive is totally fried but I don't want to replace it.

    So, is it possible to do this without having to buy an external optical drive/without the original install disks?

    Thanks,
    -Alex
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    Well, you could put the new drive in an enclosure, use super duper or carbon copy cloner to clone the old drive to it, then swap drives and you're good to go. Just make sure you don't get a cheapo enclosure, as that could cause you problems.
     

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