So now that my 07 macbook pro is out of warranty ( and what a warranty!) i decided to upgrade the paltry 160GB HD to a new 640GB jobbie I also decided to upgrade to snow leopard in the process. the day before the goods arrived i had everything sorted... i'd pared my system to the bone, ridding it of clutter and id made a full backup just in case.
drive swapping took 20-30 min (this model has so many bastard fiddly screws). but it went well.
however the next step didnt go so well. I popped the snowleopard disc in and restarted, holding down C to boot from CD.
the one thing i hadnt checked, on account of it being replaced 3 times and the fact that it burnt a couple CD's from iTunes last week, was if the DVD drive was gonna work.
spins up.....spins down.....spins up.....spins down....spins up.......spins down.....spits the disc out.
you have to be kidding me. the machine has had over 3k of repairs in 3 years... 2 new screens, 1 chassis, 3 logic boards, 3 DVD drives, 4 batteries. infact everything has been replaced at least once, bar the hard disk. you'd think it would be working fine. but no, it spat the snow leopard DVD out and it even spat the Leopard DVD out as well and i know that disc is good. (both discs load up on my gf's windows laptop just fine)
so the great messiah's product cant even read product from the very same company. nice one.
to add insult to injury.... the windows 7 64bit i bought works just fine in my mac!!!! infuriating.
so im stuck now, unless i can borrow another mac to make a USB boot stick with snow leopard on im gonna have to buy an external DVD drive. since my mac can boot from USB... i assume any USB external drive will suffice?
(while im moaning, i have a 16gb usb stick thats super slow on Mac OS X, its like your upoading it across the internet when you save stuff to it...... yet on windows it transfered a couple hundred meg in no time)