MacBook, heal thyself. Reinstalling MacOS on a recent MacBook
July 4, 2011 11:00 AM Subscribe
I need to reinstall Mac OS X on my 2011 MacBook Pro urgently, but my install disc is unreadable. Previous versions of MacOS won't install on this laptop, as it requires a more recent build. What are my options?
posted by baggers to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My MacBook Pro crashed in spectacular fashion, forcing me to reformat the hard drive. Unfortunately, the install disc seems to be corrupted. What can I do to get this back up and running?
Things I have tried:
- Reinstalling from a Snow Leopard DVD. Didn't work because this MacBook seems to require a later version (10.6.7, I think), and the retail Snow Leopard DVDs are 10.6.3 at most.
- Copying and repairing the DVD. It seems to be fundamentally corrupted somehow, as it can't be repaired.
- I asked Apple to send me a new install disc, but the one they sent was unreadable. Nice job, Apple.
I do have access to a 10.6 install image and the 10.6.7 combo update, but that can't be applied to an install disc: it has to be installed and updated, which I cannot do.