Odds that this Macbook is repairable?

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  1. maikeruyam macrumors newbie

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    It gets power. You can select a boot device.

    However, if you attempt to boot from the optical drive, you get this screen.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Want version of OS X are you running and do you have access to another Mac?
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    It says Unsupported CPU (In the top of screen), I think you are trying to boot from an unsupported OS Install disk.

    Edit: which OS X Install version and what model Macbook?
     
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    Just what I was thinking.
     
  5. maikeruyam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Model: MC700J/A

    I believe the OS install disk came with the computer. Assuming the disk is okay, what's the next likeliest scenario?
     
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Next likeliest is that the disc is fine.

    But it's the wrong one for the computer. :) Try a retail build disc is the next step. You haven't definitively ruled out Step 1 yet, You're at $0. For $20 you're at a brand spanking new Snow Leopard retail disc.
     
  7. krravi macrumors 65816

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    I had this issue on my Mac Mini a while ago. Turned out I was trying to install from a retail Snow Leopard disc.

    The Apple store guy asked me to use the disk that came with the machine and it worked. I didn't know some of them were so tied to a certain version.
     
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Certain Mini's and Air's are pretty darned tempermental. I haven't come across a MBP yet that wouldn't boot from a retail disc.

    Edit: Ok. I lie. 2010 Sandy Bridge and up won't boot from a retail SL disk because the newest retail was 10.6.3 and they require 10.6.6 or better. So in looking at the OP's model (02/2011 release 13") the SL retail disc is off the table.

    Flash drive install or target disc from a newer Mac
     
  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    Your machine needs a minimum OS X version of 10.6.6 as far as I can tell, it's a Chinese Version?
    A retail disk will not work, it is not 10.6.6.

    I am not sure but what happens if you press Command-R at startup, do you get the recovery boot?
    If so you can install from there.
     
  10. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    This. Give it a shot, if you have the option, you may be able to do a clean install, or at least determine what the problem is. Are you trying to upgrade to Lion or ML?
     
  11. krravi macrumors 65816

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    Its the freaking hardware drivers that make or break the installation. When Apple supplies retail version of an OS, I would hope they have bundled all the possible drivers for their various machines. But doesn't seem to be the case.
     

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