need advice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bcleaner, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. bcleaner macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2009
    i have a macbook purchased on craig'slist and have no start up cd's.
    the hardrive went bad and i need some disks. it was using os10.5 when bought. now i do have discs from a macbook pro from an older model. Will this work? just to get strated?
    If not where can i get the start up disks?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    No, they won't work. Contact Apple...they'll send you replacement discs for a nominal fee.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    In the future, if you have an external disk, either make bootable backups, or restore your OS X disks to a partition on your external. This way, you won't need the disks to start over when next the drive (or computer) fails.
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    Also, in the future, be sure to title your thread appropriately. You will get more views/responses that way.;)

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