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Originally Posted by Misu View Post
Do you think that would make the DVD drive not even try to read the disc though? That is what's making me really scratch my head on this.

Thanks for your help!
Now that I know that you're trying to use an OS install DVD that is too old for your computer...it's probably not the DVD drive.

The most probable reason why the computer (Mac Pro) can't or won't read the disk is...you're trying to boot the computer from this disk. The OS version on the disk is too old...so the computer cannot use it because the "firmware" on the motherboard is rejecting it.

"IF" you booted the computer from a "good" hard drive (with the proper OS version on it)...then this OS DVD would probably be "read" by the DVD drive...you just cannot boot the computer from this OS DVD.

The bottom line is (in my experienced humble opinion)...you NEED a newer OS install disk (newer OS version on it). And without knowing the exact model Mac Pro you have...it's hard to say exactly which OS install disk you need.

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