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    Aug 13, 2009
    Arrow restore mac lost the boot cd and cd rom don't work
    i have a mac with a operating sys 10.4.11 but i lost my bootable cd, how can i restore my mac again, can any one help me about it, i m a novis in computer so please tell me in details, and my cd rom is not working properly

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    cwa107's Avatar
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    You'll need a set of replacement discs (contact Apple, I've heard they run around $40) or you'll need to purchase Leopard, the latest version of OS X (assuming your Mac supports Leopard).

    Once you've got the discs in hand, you can use a cheap, external DVD drive to do the install.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    If your machine is a PowerPC, (PPC) you will have to look for a Firewire optical drive in order for it to be bootable as PPC do not boot, generally, from USB, even USB2.

    Good luck and keep us posted?

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