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    Exclamation Mac OS X Install DVD keeps ejecting!
    HELP!! im trying to install this disc(where u get it when u buy mac) into my macbook white but why does the drive keep ejecting this disc?? all it does when i insert the disc into the drive is that the disc keeps spinning & spinning for several secs & then it spits it out! what should i do? how can i make the drive recognize this disc as make this disc run?
    PS: i tried using other dvds as i tot mayb something's wrong with my drive but it can actually play other dvds but this!! which means THIS disc is the only disc that keeps getting ejected. & i dont think thr's anything wrong with this disc cause when i try to run this disc on my other computer it actually runs.
    SO WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROBLEM?? can any1 pls ans me ?
    thnks in advance! oh btw the disc is Mac os version 10.5.6 ; disc version1.0

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    Go to /About This Mac and tell us the version of the OS on your machine now.

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    Look at the DVD and see if it's smudged, Scratched or full of fingerprints. If other DVD's are playing fine, that could be the issue. Have you ever used the DVD of OSX before? It could be a defective DVD.

    Are you trying to reinstall OSX to factory stock?

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    And it helps if you tell us something about the disc - system software, retail, DVD burnt on your Mac etc.

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    my mac's version 10.5.8 & i dont think the disc is spoilt cause like i mentioned i can play that install disc on other comps BUT this comp.
    & so im trying to reformat the disk , meaning del everything & i heard i can do this by inserting the install disc & restrt comp & hold on to "C"
    while the comp restrts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacNewbiee View Post
    my mac's version 10.5.8 & i dont think the disc is spoilt cause like i mentioned i can play that install disc on other comps BUT this comp.
    & so im trying to reformat the disk , meaning del everything & i heard i can do this by inserting the install disc & restrt comp & hold on to "C"
    while the comp restrts.
    Which leads me to think this a gray colored disk, not black; and is one that came with another Mac?

    If so, those are system specific disks and it will not work.

    You need to use the disk that came with that machine.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    It should not eject the DVD though. Sure it will refuse to install if it's the wrong hardware but why would it eject it without even mounting it on the desktop?

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    Yeah, shouldn't do that.
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