need advice

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

  1. bcleaner macrumors newbie

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    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?
    Stranded
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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

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    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

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

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