Reinstalling leopard on macbook with broken cd drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bored911, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    So I recently decided to attempt to revive my "broken" macbook. The two major problems with it is 1. There is zero battery life. I mean if I unplug it it dies. 2. The disc drive simply does not work. It will accept discs but will not read them. The other major problem is that vista is the only operating system on the computer, because I used to use it as a ventrilo server, and as a WoW server for about a week. Now, i'm wondering, is there any way to install leopard not from a disc, but from a hard drive? I have a legitimate copy of leopard and am really annoyed right now because I would like to take the computer in for repairs but cannot do so because of vista.
     
  2. al256 macrumors 6502a

    al256

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    Boot the Macbook into FireWire disk mode.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

    Connect the Macbook to another Mac and use a Leopard disk to boot the other Mac. Erase the Macbook's drive and install Leopard.
     

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