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    Needing help with Snow Leopard
    Hello,
    this is my first time owning a macbook and of course i bought it secondhand, model: A1181, 2007 macbook, it has tiger software on it and as i want itunes installed i can't as it keeps coming up with you need 10.5 higher so i went and bought snow leopard off the apple website as they dont sell leopard anymore which is ridiculous i think they still should for peoples situation like mine.

    but snow leopard will not work or even read on the macbook and it keeps ejecting itself after like 3 mins or so all of this after looking and downloading everything and researching everywhere on google to do it the external harddrive way but that wouldn't work either because all of them were **** windows files .exe i just want one download that goes onto mac files straight away like this snow leopard one i downloaded but says i need leopard first..

    if anyone can help me that would be awesome

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    Sounds like your MacBook doesn't have a DVD drive.

    You could buy an external DVD drive or take it to the Apple store and have them do it for you for a fee.

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    The A1181 has a superdrive, so it'll play DVD's. Try cleaning the optical drive. One of those DVD cleaning disks. If the lens is dirty, this is exactly what it'll do. Of course, this is what it will do if the drive's dead too, but cleaning disks aint expensive.
    mike
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    yeah thanks but think I'll take it to an apple store after work as it's late night shopping today I also looked around at the same problem and people said it could be the wrong snow leopard gray one not white but I can't tell and apple website doesn't describe those things or have another one cept family combo one, I am not really a computer legit at these kinda categories so I'd need someone to explain step by step lol

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    Even if it's the wrong disk, it should still read it.. not just kick it out. That basically means it can't physically read the disk.
    mike
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