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Hey guys need a little help.

I just bought a used macbook pro and am trying to reformat it with a fresh copy of os x. Problem is I only have disks that were intended for a macbook air (not sure if that's a problem but let me explain what is happening).

Whenever I log in and load the os x installation disk, it asks me to reboot. When I reboot it just freezes on a black screen and stays there until I turn the power off.

Any ideas? Or am I going to have to buy os x.

Thanks in advance.
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The discs you are using won't work..... You need the discs that came with that machine, or retail versions.
What you can do is spend $30 and get yourself Snow Leopard and you are good to go.
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Buy Snow Leopard here.
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ok thanks guys, i was just hopin to save as much money as possible, i got a sweet deal on this lappy
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$30 is not a big spend, infact, it is a bargain for what you are getting, and an investment!
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