6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2007 3:39 PM by mohammed saif1
mohammed saif1 Level 1 Level 1
Hi everyone,

I have a macbook and macbook pro, I had to reinstall system after harddrive went on the macbook. I can't find my macbook restore disks/installation disks. Would I be able to use the macbook pro install disks with macbook?

Much appreciate your help.

Mo

macbook, macbook pro, G5, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
Reply by varjak paw on Aug 15, 2007 3:10 PM Helpful
It might work but it's risky. The MBP installation disks may well not contain the right drivers for the MacBook. It would be better, if at all possible, if you contacted Apple tech support and asked for a new set of disks for your MacBook. They'll send you a set for a reasonable fee. If you can't wait, perhaps there's an Apple Store or other Apple dealer near you that would have a set you could borrow in-store to do the reinstallation.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    It might work but it's risky. The MBP installation disks may well not contain the right drivers for the MacBook. It would be better, if at all possible, if you contacted Apple tech support and asked for a new set of disks for your MacBook. They'll send you a set for a reasonable fee. If you can't wait, perhaps there's an Apple Store or other Apple dealer near you that would have a set you could borrow in-store to do the reinstallation.
  • mohammed saif1 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanx Dave.

    Do you know roughly how much it cost for a replacement?
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9
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    Since Macs started shipping with Mac OS X 10.4, the hardware-specific installers check to see which model Mac you're installing Mac OS X onto. So, you won't be able to use a MacBook Pro install disk on a MacBook.

    In the past, the charge has varied between $20 and $60 to get a set of replacement install disks for your specific computer from Apple.

    -Doug
  • mohammed saif1 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanx Douglas,

    If this is the case I will pop in to apple store tommorrow and purchase a replacement.

    .. and you know what will happen? as sson as I purchase the replacement, the original ones will pop in to my face somewhere. lol

    Thanx guys for your replies
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    I don't think you can get a set of replacement disks from an Apple Store. To the best of my knowledge, you can only order a set by calling Apple Tech Support. But the Apple Store might have a set you could use there in the store to install the OS on your system.

    Good luck.
  • mohammed saif1 Level 1 Level 1
    Oh ok. I will call them and see tommorrow.

    I wil post a reply of the outcome for anyone else might be in the same problem am facing.

    Thanx guys