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Yeah so as written in the title my MacBook Pro 13'' rejects any Install DVDs. I've tried my original Leopard Install DVD, my friend's Leopard Install DVD + Snow Leopard DVD and I've recently purchased a new DVD with Snow Leopard OS. The problem is that it accepts and reads all other CDs and DVDs but not the install ones. I first thought it was because I upgraded my ram but I then put back the original ones and still nothing. I can't run disk utility from startup by holding the c nor entering the startup screen with bootable options by keeping pressed the cmd button. I have verified the disk permissions and the disk itself (everything appears to be ok).
I insert the DVD, it struggles to read it (i can hear the attempt-to-read noises) then spits it out.


Here are my Mac's settings:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Running Leopard 10.5.8

Now. Anyone can give me some advice on how to make it accept the installer DVD's?
I'm 70% sure it's a software thing, maybe a virus? Well, does anyone recommend me to format from single user mode and try from there?
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Try resetting the NVRAM if you haven't already done so. It looks like your Superdrive won't accept a double layer DVD (install media is double layer). You've told us that you tried to use your original Leopard DVD which it should have accepted. If you've also tried a retail Snow Leopard DVD and that didn't work. I suspect it's probably the optical drive that may be failing.

Try cleaning the drive with some canned compressed air by blowing a few blasts through the opening. If that doesn't do it, you may be looking at changing out the drive. I don't believe software is at fault since you can't boot the machine with the install media. And, there are no viruses for OS X.
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Thank you for the reply. Mhh, that's messy. So I should install it through Remote Install from my friend's pc. He is running Windows 7. Could you please describe me the steps? I prefer to install it through ethernet as the wireless connection is protected with a wep key. What I would like to know is the settings for both Leopard and Windows 7.
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Thank you for the reply. Mhh, that's messy. So I should install it through Remote Install from my friend's pc. He is running Windows 7. Could you please describe me the steps? I prefer to install it through ethernet as the wireless connection is protected with a wep key. What I would like to know is the settings for both Leopard and Windows 7.
I've followed all the steps but when I reach the Boot screen it finds only my disk and no remote install option :/
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