1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 8, 2010 8:43 PM by xxxxpradaxxxx
xxxxpradaxxxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
To make a long story short, I bought Mac OS X 10.6 the other day, and when I got home I found out my MacBookPro's optical drive is dead. I don't have the funds to fix it at the moment, is there any way I can purchase Mac OS X through apple, and have it downloaded? I spoke to someone at the Genius Bar, and they told me I had to purchase a physical copy, and use my iPod as a hard drive during the process. There HAS to be a simpler way, right?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (43,130 points)
    There is not a download.
    You can put it on an external drive--which they will likely do for you at the Genius Bar.
    You can put it in another Mac and turn on remote disk sharing and install that way. See [here|http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1777] and [here|http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2009012605560521&query=remot edisksharing].