reinstalling snow leopard OS without original disc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Muscle, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Muscle macrumors regular

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    So my HDD crashed a couple days ago and I just installed a new SSD. Sadly I do not have the disc with me.

    Is there anyway to reinstall the original OS X that my macbook pro came with without the disc? (Mid 2010 15")

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No.
    You can contact Apple and they will send you replacement Restore DVDs, or if you have an Apple Store or Apple Authorised Repair Centre in your area, they should be able to assist you.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. You need to restore disc for your machine, the retail discs will not work as they contain a Mac OS X version that is too old for your machine.
     
  4. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick responses.

    Since a 3rd party did the hardware installation, if I bring my macbook pro in to an apple store, will they be willing to reinstall the OSX for me?
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    hard drives are user serviceable, so it wont matter to apple where you got the hard drive and who installed it


    will they put SL on it for free, it might depend on the genius you ask

    but the fact you got a 3rd party to install the hard drive wont effect their decission
     
  6. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got it, thanks.
     

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