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So my hard drive went bad on my pre-2008 macbook pro so I ordered a new one of amazon and installed it. The problem is that the cd-rom drive is broken on the macbook pro that I got not that it would have mattered because I lost my original cds that came with. What I got to work with is an external hd with a snow leopard image on a partition and a imac. any idea how I can get my macbook pro to work again?

so far ive tried booting holding 'option' then 'd' then 't'

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Have a look at this and maybe you can format the hard drive and clone/install from there.


How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

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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thanks for your help. It worked =)
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Glad to hear you got your MBP up and running!
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thanks! im real happy about it too. After replacing the hard drive my MBP stopped freezing, dont got weird pixels on my screen and I got tons more memory! Would recommend changing the HD to everyone with an older MBP though u guys probably know better than me already....

SO the recent fix has restored my faith in my old trusty MBP. Thinking of replacing the super drive. as of now I got a broken GWA-4080M in it but was thinking of upgrading it to one that has a DL capabilities... dunno if this makes sense but would my motherboard recognize a newer super drive or should i stick to getting the same model super drive?

Also would i be able to replace my LCD with one from a newer model of the old MBPs like the 2008s?

MBP (2006 model) 15 inch 2ghz 2gb RAM 500gb HD...
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