Restoring Snow Leopard on my MacBook (Late 2009)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by raghav2511, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. raghav2511 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Hi Guys,

    I've a Late 2009 MB. I upgraded to Mountain Lion, but I'm having some issues and want to go back to Snow Leopard. The problem is I don't have the DVD ROM that came along with the MB. Can you guys give me suggestions as to how I can still restore my MB to SL?

    PS- I have the DVD ROM of a 15" MBP (Early 2011), but I guess I can't use that?

    Thanks guys!
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    AFAIK grey disks won't work on other Macs, retail should.

    You can buy Snow Leopard for $19.99 from Apple, but it depends if it will run, the late 2009 model needs 10.6.1, 10.6 won't install on it.
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    If you buy Snow Leopard from the Apple Store, then you will get 10.6.3.

    I have also heard of people calling Apple support and getting replacement install disk that match what their Mac originally shipped with. I'm not sure how much those cost, so you're probably better off getting the universal installer from the store.
  4. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
  5. raghav2511 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Thanks guys! I'll probably get a fresh copy of SL from Apple!

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