Need to buy Macbook pro Install disk???

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  1. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I have a Macbook pro i5 2.4, 15" Display I purchased it on march 2010.i replaced the hard drive on it but can not find my install dvd's, my wife threw away the box, and i have a bad feeling she also threw away the disk, Does any one know where i could buy the Disk for my computer. I tried to use me mac book pro 13" Install disk but no luck. I tried to use the Snow leopard disk i used to upgrade my late 2008 laptop but does not work either. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Call Apple. They'll sell you a replacement set.
     
  3. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok, I will give them a call, I tried Ebay with no luck. Thanks!
     
  4. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    i hate recovery discs and whomever thought of them. yes i want all my software on separate discs IF they have separate licenses.

    curious why that snow leopard didnt install. is it the upgrade? is there no way to get the upgrade to install on a clean drive? that sucks if you truly cannot.
     
  5. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Yep they will send them to yoy cheap, if not free. No the update disks do work for a complete reinstall. Unlike windows 7 Haha. It doesn't matter if the disk is completely empty or not.
     
  6. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i tried snow Leopard, I thought it was a full version, But it just hangs on The apple logo, Will not Install.:confused:
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It is a full version. The reason it won't boot off of it is because the 2010 MBP's can't boot off of anything earlier than 10.6.3. The retail discs have 10.6(.0) on them. This is the reason it won't work.
     
  8. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I just called apple gave them the serial number and they are going to ship a disk to me, they said it will take about 2 to 3 days I hope i get it by friday:eek:
     
  9. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Whaaat?? They told me 7 - 10... :mad:
     
  10. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear that aimbdd Well today is a holiday so i am sure i will not get it until monday or tuesday, So more like 4 to 5 days. Do they ship the cd' Mail?
     
  11. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Whaaat???? It took me 2-3 weeks to get my replacement disc 1 (not even disc 2).
     
  12. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow! 2 weeks, Well i was thinking about trying Microcenter, And just see if i could buy a full install from them. Could i buy i Full install from them?
     
  13. Maqanq macrumors newbie

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    I have 2010 MBP and same issue happened ... I got the CD from the store and it is 10.6.3...



    how to resolve this issue ?

    thnx
     
  14. van2010rulz macrumors regular

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    Just wondering. Did it cost you anything for Apple to ship you the disks?
     
  15. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The first models of the 2010 MBP's shipped a custom version of 10.6.3 that has specialized drivers for the new hardware included in them. When I say the first models, I mean the ones that were shipped in April/May. Some shipped with 10.6.4. All versions of 10.6.4 work on all Intel machines that meet the system requirements of snow leopard. This includes all of the 2010 MBP's.
     
  16. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Do you think they will sell you the replacement USB sticks for the MBA? I want to buy one, and do a wipe of the contents and use it as a regular thumb drive.
     
  17. Maqanq macrumors newbie

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    I got tht, Thnx a lot.

    So, the only luck we have is to wait for 10.6.5 to be sold in stores ...

    Right?
     
  18. jlluna thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They were going to charge me $30.00 dollars for both disk with iLife, but i told them i only needed the Install Disk, as i just purchased iLife a week earlier, So they shipped it for free. No Charge, I still have not received it yet.
     

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