View Single Post

Member Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posts: 4
WesC is on a distinguished road

WesC is offline
I just got my compute back today from getting the display bezel and logic board replaced, and while I was at the repair place, I picked up a copy of snow leopard. I am using a MacBook Pro 15" A1226 model. I just noticed my superdrive won't work, and I'm not sure if it's broken or what because I haven't used it in a few months, and I have updated firmware since then which could have screwed it up. I set up my parents' HP Pavilion dv6 to allow cd/dvd drive sharing, and got it to show up in the finder. I started to install Snow Leopard remotely, but then it stopped because my disk needs to be repaired. In order to repair, I need to boot from the disk. The problem is, when I follow the instructions for booting from a remote disk drive, the wireless connection doesn't show up when I hold alt/option during startup. I only get the main HD. I've tried connecting to the drive through my wireless router and through an ethernet cable. I have also tried going to Startup Disk under System prefs and clicking network and having it restart and look for a volume on the network. My computer just started up like normal. I am getting really sick of this computer's constant problems as of late, and I am about to just get rid of it and buy a nice PC because I am getting used to borrowing my parent's $650 PC constantly with no problems whatsoever while my $2000 MacBook constantly fails. My school classes are almost completely online and I need my computer to work. I had no issues until the warranty was up, and then all **** broke loose, and most problems were all problems from manufacturing flaws. The only free repair I got was the logic board for the display that went bad. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks