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  1. #1

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Clean installation of Snow Leopard on Mac Pro
    Hi guys!

    I posted earlier, but I think that I might have confused someone with all my text.

    I have a Mac Pro DESKTOP A1289, there is no operating system on it right now.

    I have bought a new retail Snow Leopard DVD as of today, when I insert the disc and hold down C or ALT (and choose DVD), it will just spin up quickly, read it, and then spin down again. I am then stuck with a grey screen with an Apple on it. Nothing happens after this.

    What am I doing wrong?

    I have no access to original installation discs.

  2. #2

    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Try blowing some air into the DVD drive, it might just need a clean out.

    Also make sure it is connected properly
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    A1289 could be any number of machines, some of which require 10.6.4 as a minimum.

    Call Apple and see about ordering the correct installation discs for your machine.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    As technologist says, if it is this model disc must be OS X.6.4 and earlier versions just will not install.

    Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.66 (2010/Westmere) Specs (Mac Pro Mid-2010, BTO, MacPro5,1, A1289, 2314) @
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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