Trouble reinstalling installation DVD after new hardrive.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hearthrope, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Hearthrope macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    Macbook harddrive crashed (flashing question mark folder etc.). Bought new harddrive (2.5 in SATA), and reinstalled. Don't have original installation DVD so used legally acquired Mac OSX. Now instead of folder, the Apple logo appears with spinning gears but otherwise unresponsive. Can't install or eject DVD. Suggestions?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Did you hold down the C key while booting to trigger booting from the optical drive?
  3. Hearthrope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009

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