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Snow leopard X v10.6 failed to update to v10.6.8,

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Dec 12, 2012 7:19 PM

I recently reformatted macbook pro 2009 (special thanks to ds store for the tips) and fresh installed Snow leopard X v10.6. but it failed to update software to 10.6.8, a spinning wheel keep showing for hours after I clicked on the "restart and install updates" . And also the Application install DVD keep ejecting. Please help..thanks.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to adamarin74)

    Start over. Zap the PRAM and Reset the SMC, then boot with the SL install disc, reinstall the OS, pop in disc 2, install that stuff, and then manually DL and install the 10.6.8 v1.1 COMBO update. That should get everything working correctly.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to adamarin74)

    With all those issues, I'd go with my suggestion. PRAM and SMC reset will only put the machine into its original hardware default state, eliminating any issue with corrupt settings. If it boots with the install disc, then reinstalling should fix any software issues.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to adamarin74)

    adamarin74 wrote:

    I also got a Mac OS X 10.6.3 retailer disc, do you think I can try/it can be installed on my laptop? Thanks.

    Try that.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to adamarin74)

    Time for a trip to an Apple repair station.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 12:43 AM (in response to adamarin74)

    Sorry, but I don't deal with laptop innards, can't help with that. You could see what's at iFixIt's site for laptop take apart tutorials. As for the failing HD, barring a bootable backup/clone or Time Machine backup, you might be out of luck. Step one would be to get an external HD, partitioned into at least two pieces, install the OS onto one volume, use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to put a bootable copy of the failing HD onto the other one, and see if it works without issues. If so, use Disk Utility to repair the failing disk, erase and reformat it. If that works, restore the bootable backup/clone, and press on. You might not have to go through the replacement. In any case, CCC or SD! can retrieve most, if not all your current HD stuff, so when you do replace the HD, you'll be good to go.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to adamarin74)

    adamarin74 wrote:

    I don't have any back up at all, so I might be out of luck you reckon?

    Yes for restoring.

    This might be stupid question, is it possible just go straight to replace the failing HD?

    The blue-colored link I posted is clickable and leads to tutorials for replacing laptop HDs.

    If it's impossible, is there any link with detail explanation how to do all that steps above?

    http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/backuprecovery.html

    I have a lot of time to read, learn and practice..what is CCC or SD??

    CCC = Carbon Copy Cloner

    SDS! = SuperDuper!

     

    See http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5845 for details on partitioning disks. Also, peruse the hits from a google search for partitioning with disk utility site:apple.com.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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