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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
    My friend upgraded his laptop to 100gig, and to return a couple favors he just gave me his old 40 gig drive for my ibook. I put in my panther CD and turn the laptop on. It will get to the apple screen with the little pinwheel at the bottom. THen the apple turns to a crossed out circle and stays there. Is this a problem with the CD or Harddrive? Or maybe its looking for the hard drive and won't boot because it can't find it.
    - Richard

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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
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    This happens on YOUR laptop, or your friends laptop that he just upgraded?
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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
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    Are you holding down the "C" key to boot from the Panther CD?

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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
    iBeldar's Avatar
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    '11 Macbook Pro i5 2.3 GHZ, 4GB, 10.10.4
    My laptop. His laptop is a Compaq. But the HD in my last ibook went, and I took the 40 gig out of a busted HP that I had.

    Yes, im holding down the C key. Should I hold it until setup comes up?
    - Richard

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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
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    I tend to hold the C key until I know it is loading from the CDROM, or until I get the first splash screen.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
    iBeldar's Avatar
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    '11 Macbook Pro i5 2.3 GHZ, 4GB, 10.10.4
    The drive will spin, and it will sound like its reading the CD. Then you hear it slow down, and the crossed circle comes up and it sits there, beachballing.
    - Richard

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