Operating System Not Present

neilbigh101

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Hi,

Picked up a MacbookPro A1278 (sold as seen) at an aucion
it has no operating system all it gives me is a white screen
with a file with a ? on it so cannot start it to find out what
system it needs?

Any help and advice would be much appreciated, thanks

neil
 

itmoba

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You'll need to purchase a copy of OS X from the Apple Store -- they sell the USB that comes bundled with the installation media on it for a reasonable price. I'm not accusing you of piracy, per se, but the problem you're describing when it comes to installing OS X is prevalent among the pirated copies (the "lags forever" glitch).
 

neilbigh101

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hi itmobo,

i have not been able to eject the disk so it
could be anything music, dvd dodgy oper-
ating system i have no clue at all until i
can work out how to eject the disk

So no i have`nt tried to load a dodgy disk

Got to do this right as I`m donating it to
the local youthclub so anything pirated is
straight out of the window

On ebay they have lots of operating disks
but not a clue which to buy (they all seem
to be from America, does that make any
difference

Thanks once again

And all the best to you and yours at this
festive time of year

neil
 

ffg7

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do you know anybody that has a working apple computer & possible apple account as you can download the latest mac os for free? had to do that for a customer when her hard drive in an imac crapped out.
 

neilbigh101

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Hi,

No I`m sorry this is first time I have
ever had a Mac, don`t know any body
with a mac

I took the back off and it has no HDD
do you have to buy a special HDD
with it being a mac

There is something in the cd drive I
don`t know what as it won`t eject

Perhaps I should have just bought
them a pc off ebay

Thank you in advance

neil
 
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