7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 2:01 PM by Niel
JabJet Level 1 (0 points)



I want to reset my factory settings and install Snow Leopard again on my macbook, but my screen is broken. I have another macbook pro that works fine, but I dont know how to use this one for the installation. I read about the remote installation, but I dont understand which steps I must take and where I must place the dvd, what to do when I restart the computer, etc. Can anybody help me?


Thanks a lot!

MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    Connect them with a FireWire cable, start up the MacBook with the T key held down, and specify its internal drive as the target.



  • JabJet Level 1 (0 points)

    Which macbook with the T key hold down? The one I want to install snow leopard on?

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)




  • JabJet Level 1 (0 points)

    Just to be sure (before I do anything I dont want)


    - My macbook (with the broken screen) is off with the install DVD in it

    - My good macbook pro is on?

    - I restart my macbook with T hold down


    And where can I specify its internal drive? As my screen is broken.


    thanks again

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    You put the DVD in the MacBook Pro and start up the MacBook with the T key held down. You'll be given the option to choose the MacBook's internal drive when setting up the installation.



  • JabJet Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried to do this, but now I only see a screen on my Macbook pro which says: you need to restart your computer.
    Did that several times, both macbooks, but it doesnt work...

  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    The disk in question must be capable of starting up the MacBook Pro. If it isn't, it's not possible to perform the installation in that configuration.