OSX Tiger Install DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Black Box, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Black Box macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2006
    Looking to buy a used 17" Macbook Pro 2.33 and many of them don't come with the original install DVDs. I'd like to grab one off of Ebay but it looks like they're machine specific and I can't find the info as to WHICH disc I should get for this specific computer.

    I'm sure I can call Apple for the original install DVD and they'll be more than happy to send it to me for some jaw-dropping price. These DVDs have #'s on them that look something like this: 2Z691-5930-A. Does anyone know the correct disc # for the 17" Macbook Pro 2.33?
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I think Apple will provide replacement model specific restore discs at a reasonable price.

    Or you can purchase the Tiger install DVD.
  3. DavieBoy macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2009
    New Jersey
    Why don't you just find/buy a retail copy of Tiger? This way you do not have to worry about it being machine specific...
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Might as well just get leopard if you're gonna buy a retail install dvd ;)
  5. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    You can't buy an Intel version of Tiger. The retail copies are PowerPC only.
  6. cMacSW macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2006
    Don't bother with Tiger, go straight to Leopard.
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Since I don't know if $32 shipped for a two disk set is "jaw dropping" to you, I will say that is what the last set I ordered from them cost and they arrived in about three days. Definitely a whole lot better than gambling on getting the right set from eBay (at whatever price and having to be concerned about what you will actually get).

    Just call Apple support and tell them you need to purchase a set of "fulfillment disks"- they will get your serial number to use to make sure they send you the exact right set and they will be on the way to you with no worries.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Tiger retail is made only for PPC. DOES NOT WORK ON INTEL MACS.

    You need the original system disks or buy Leopard.
  9. Black Box thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2006
    Thanks sickmacdoc

    Appreciate the response - $32 is definitely not jaw dropping to me so I'll give the fulfillment disks a shot! I was expecting a $100 + premium for going through Apple. As many have pointed out, I believe the there is no retail version of Tiger for intel machines. Also, I'd love to upgrade to Leopard but its too costly as many of the programs I use aren't compatible yet. So no Leopard for me.

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