os upgrade from a external drive

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  1. Sundance2007 macrumors regular

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    A friend has a Macbook he got cheap for his daughter. The CD/DVD drive will not read any discs. You put a disc in and after a while it ejects it or gives a message it can't read the disc.

    Can you upgrade the os from an external CD/DVD drive.

    It will cost over $200 to have the drive replace so it's not really an option but you can find external drives for 50 buck.

    Thanks
     
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    You can also install Snow Leopard from a 8GB thumb drive. Instructions here.
     

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