Problem with macbook a1286

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ermin, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. ermin macrumors newbie

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    so here i am. i hv this macbook for some repair.person who gave it to me dont hv any cd or dvd for reinstaling system.so i dont know where to start.il say that i cant boot into sistem,i try but when it get to system its all messed up,i cant start any aplication and i cant see toolbar at top left screen.so usless.so now i try to get new os.i downloaded some of them and i tried to reinstall,ofc i got problems. i must say that im doing all this from windows pc so read carefuly.i got snowleopard_10a432_userdvd in dmg format.i burned it on duallayer dvd media using nero and after that i tried to boot it on mac with holding C button but nothing happenes.i also tried external dvd rom and yet no luck.so i went in store and bought a 8gb flash disk and downloaded transmac in hope that i can mount image and than boot on mac.when i tried that program said that my stick dont hv enough room for operation.now im downloading another os called Mac OS X Install DVD Snow Leopard RETAIL which is about 600mb smaller.any hlp u can give me here guys?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That model number describes 22 MacBook Pro models ranging from 2008 to 2012, if it is a 2008 or 2009 MacBook Pro, you could use the 19 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD from the Apple Online Store,
    if it is a 2010 or 2011 MBP, you need to get the appropriate Restore DVDs, again from Apple (need to contact them personally, should cost 15 to 30 USD).
    If it is a 2012 MacBook Pro, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will not work in any way, since Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard does not have drivers for 2012 Macs.

    PS: Breaks, paragraphs and spaces make texts easier to read, do not just throw them out because they are not cool or so.

    PPS: You will not get help with pirated software here.
     
  3. ermin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    woow finaly some answers.Sry for my bad gramatic...so its not problem to pay for softwear but how can i be sure which one should i buy?I also google and find that that model range from 2009 to 2012. but i dont knw which one it is without emc number which is located in battery bay.im scared to open battery bay :apple:
    how long does it take to ship cd from apple to croatia :confused:
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Jan 27, 2013
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Do not know about the shipping, looking at the battery bay is not that scary, all you need is a proper screw driver (if model is from 2009 and newer) or use the latch to open the battery door (2008 model).

    Anyway, if you are lucky, there should be a serial number on the bottom, which you can then use here to get the specs of your computer.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ermin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i hv that serial number,it goes like this : w80210huagy
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    That is a 2010 model, for which you either have to get the Restore DVDs (the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD will not work with this model), get access to another pre 2010 Mac (can you?) or access to any other Mac to download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and make an installer out of the downloaded file to that USB flash memory thumb drive you mentioned.
     
  7. ermin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    at this moment i dont know anyone else with mac but i can look tomorow.can you explain this litlle better if i find someone with mac "or access to any other Mac to download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and make an installer out of the downloaded file to that USB flash memory thumb drive you mentioned"
     

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