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Macbook Pro will not boot from instal disk

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Hello,

Firstly, my computer started having a frequent need to Repair Permissions so I decided to do a reinstall. When I put the install disk (10.6.6) in the Superdrive and rebooted with C pressed I got a flashing circle with a line through it similar to the international do not enter or nought, followed by a folder? followed by an apple sign that is stable and a grey screen with no further activity. The superdrive then stops.

When I hook up an external DVD drive to the firewire and attempt to start the computer this way the exact same thing happens. Drive Genius also behaved the same way.
I was unable to boot form any of the disks.

Thank you.

Macbook Pro Mid-2010
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Illebrosemo View Post

yes, agree

I am glad you agree but to what?
Does anyone have any suggerstions as to what is going on?
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by FrankPoole View Post

I am glad you agree but to what?
Does anyone have any suggerstions as to what is going on?

He's a spambot. Report him.

As to your problem, is the install disc the one that came with the machine or a standalone Snow Leopard disc?

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

He's a spambot. Report him.

As to your problem, is the install disc the one that came with the machine or a standalone Snow Leopard disc?

How do I report him???
Also back the question, I am using the stand alone Snow Leopard 10.6.6.
Will try the Original disk
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Received disks from Applecare. Booted right uo!

The 10.6.6 Snow Leopard disks lack the proper Macbook drivers

THANK YOU!!!
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by FrankPoole View Post

Hello,

Firstly, my computer started having a frequent need to Repair Permissions so I decided to do a reinstall. When I put the install disk (10.6.6) in the Superdrive and rebooted with C pressed I got a flashing circle with a line through it similar to the international do not enter or nought, followed by a folder? followed by an apple sign that is stable and a grey screen with no further activity. The superdrive then stops.

When I hook up an external DVD drive to the firewire and attempt to start the computer this way the exact same thing happens. Drive Genius also behaved the same way.
I was unable to boot form any of the disks.

Thank you.

Macbook Pro Mid-2010

Because of the fan, some air always is coming through the dvd, and behind that is a dust problem.

My suggestion is to run a DVD cleaning disk and then try to "start" through the DVD disk.

Dust in DVD reader/writer is a common problem on all Mac Book Pro and the normal symptom is that the reader only can read a CD - not a DVD

Hope my advice get you further
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