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ok, I have 2 macbook, an aluminum one i got last december, and a black plastic on i got in the summer of 2006.
Today i decided to restore the black one. I found the 2 discs it came with, the computer was already on and i put the first one in.
From here I went through the restore the OS, i chose to delete and install when asked, although i did sort of just guess that this was the option i wanted.
I was then asked to insert the second disk which i did, but it keeps crashing about half way through.

I have tried to use the second disk that came with the aluminum macbook, but it spits that out straight away. I have also tried to re-restore it, by inserting the first disk again as it powers on and hold down c, but it just ignores this.

And basically right now i just have this black plastic box that wont do anything, and i have no idea how to make it work again.

So if anybody can help me that would be amazing
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The disks are model specific...thus the disks from one MacBook will not work in the other. Not to mention the 3 year old age difference...which makes a big difference due to the OS versions on the disks.

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ok, so the newer disks wont work with it, fair enough, it was a long shot.
But i still dont know why the original disk didnt work, nor how to make it work.
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ok, so the newer disks wont work with it, fair enough, it was a long shot.
But i still dont know why the original disk didnt work, nor how to make it work.
Like I said...the disks are model specific. The disks that came with the 2006 MacBook work with it...and the disks that came with the 2009 MacBook work with it...no swapping.

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Like I said...the disks are model specific. The disks that came with the 2006 MacBook work with it...and the disks that came with the 2009 MacBook work with it...no swapping.

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Like I said, i understand that. so i have now gone back to the old ones, which are still not working. Using the new ones did nothing to it, they have not effected it's broken-ness in any way. What i would like to know is how can i get the original disk 2 to work?
Although at this point, having spent 4 hours wasting my time on it im thinking i may just buy a new macbook and have done with it.
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