SSD will not open installer disc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miap123, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. miap123, Aug 16, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013

    miap123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2013
    So, I may be misunderstanding something here, but I thought I could do the following:

    1. Buy SSD > install
    2. Pop in Snow Leopard and do a fresh install on the new SSD
    3. Connect external hard drive and pull over what ever data I wanted from the old HD

    BUT, that's not working. I am getting a blue screen with a folder and a question mark. I've tried most of the boot up commands you can do and none work.


    Many thanks!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Couple questions... are you inserting the SL disk then holding C while booting? If so, what happens?

    Is the SL disk either a retail SL disk or the grey one that came with your specific machine? If it is a grey disk from another model it will not work.

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