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    Unhappy Restore DVDs
    My first Mac is an G5 1.8Mhz that I purchased last January. It came without any software restore disks. It 'didn't compute' at the time, as I have purchased pcs without any hard copy before, but now I suspect that they were misappropriated en-route.

    Of course, I am just over my one year, so it seems that there is no way to contact Apple without buying a service contract.

    Can anyone offer a suggestion? Is there some way I can make my own? Any place that I can buy a set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennydini
    My first Mac is an G5 1.8Mhz that I purchased last January. It came without any software restore disks. It 'didn't compute' at the time, as I have purchased pcs without any hard copy before, but now I suspect that they were misappropriated en-route.

    Of course, I am just over my one year, so it seems that there is no way to contact Apple without buying a service contract.

    Can anyone offer a suggestion? Is there some way I can make my own? Any place that I can buy a set?
    Have you tried apple? Or are you speculating?

    I just had apple restore my sytem back to stanadard after screwing up my hardrive. My discs were back at my home in chelsea. So I visited the local apple shop here I was state side and after they confirmed that I wa sthe owner of the machine. Proceeded to restore my system. I was very gratful to them and apple. Obviosly I did with out my dat but I had funvtioning system.

    I would honestly give them a try apple have always bent over backwards to help me. Apple have helped me from the days when I use to purchase one machine to oday when I drop 22000 a year on apple IT, today.
    Who dare's wins... :ninja:

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    Thank you so much for the reply. My system is currently fine, but it's good to know that I may be able to take it to an Apple store if I really needed to.

    However, what I would like to do is to acquire the set of retore dvds that I should have received with my purchase. Unfortuneately, I didn't realize that I should have had them until recently.

    My concern is that an app may become corrupted and require re-installation and I won't be able to do it. I'd even be willing to pay for the dvds, however apparently one can't even contact Apple without a support contract number. (Is there a way?)

    Does anyone know if I can burn my own set?

    Thank you again, and if all else fails I'll try the Apple store to see if I can talk them into selling me a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennydini
    Thank you so much for the reply. My system is currently fine, but it's good to know that I may be able to take it to an Apple store if I really needed to.

    However, what I would like to do is to acquire the set of retore dvds that I should have received with my purchase. Unfortuneately, I didn't realize that I should have had them until recently.

    My concern is that an app may become corrupted and require re-installation and I won't be able to do it. I'd even be willing to pay for the dvds, however apparently one can't even contact Apple without a support contract number. (Is there a way?)

    Does anyone know if I can burn my own set?

    Thank you again, and if all else fails I'll try the Apple store to see if I can talk them into selling me a set.
    You could always clone your drive or doa complete back up. I have 8 og my machines as images on an external firwire drive for all data and usoftwrae etc. Also you can ring up apple customer service and ask them. Apple have never fobbed a customer off as far as I know. Explain the situation, as you dobt actully gain anything form just the discs as they dont load unless they find the correct hardware. There is a way to by pass that.

    Or ebay I have seen people sell discs?

    If you PM me I might be able to help you out. I need to know what you are running on your machine?
    Who dare's wins... :ninja:

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