Will the install CD work?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dvkid, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. dvkid macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    I just found out after a long night and a phonecall to AppleCare that the 10.4.9 install discs that came with my MBP are corrupt, but somehow pass the verification. Long story short new discs are coming my way but will take a whole 7 to 10 days to get here. :mad:

    Of course, I am leaving town on Monday for two weeks and was planning on taking the nearly brand new MBP with me. Now my best option is to head to the Apple Store (not hugely convenient where I'm at) and have them "verify the problem is with the discs" by running the installer. The good news, I leave with a copy of 10.4.9 running successfully on my computer. The bad news, I probably can't get out there in time to do it.

    I do, however, have a friend with a 17 inch MBP pre-Santa Rosa. Anyone have any insight into whether this will work on my Santa Rosa 17in?

    Thanks for any insights into the mysteries of the Mac OS Installers!

    Oh...and I just noticed the Subject. Should've been DVD, not CD.
  2. dvkid thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    After getting ahold of the guy who has the disks he has verified that they are MacBook Pro disks with OS version 10.4.8. My install disks are 10.4.9. Anybody know if this should make a difference?
  3. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    I would venture to think it would not make a difference.. you will just have to run a Software Update and you will then have 10.4.10
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
  5. dvkid thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    Awesome!! Thanks to both of you for the encouragement and additional opinions.

    I'm off to go pick up the disk and stop by Wal-Mart to get a rabbit's foot.
  6. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    It won't work. "SR" MBPs have NVIDIA 8600M and comes with a different 10.4.9 build (8Q1058), which contains NVDANV50HAL.kext and various other required drivers/frameworks for the video card. No other DVDs (even the latest 4.10 combo update) does not contain these files. You have to find a DVD that came with a "SR" MBP.
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    It is a Mac, why do you need to reinstall your OS?

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