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  1. Scoops98's Avatar
    Great to hear it's only the optical drive. You can either replace it or get an external. I removed my optical and put in an SSD (main HHD bay) and moved my standard HHD to the optical bay.

    Personally, I would not installed 10.5. You won't be able to current updates form Apple as they stopped supporting it. Means you are open to the Flashback trojan for one thing.

    If you have a friend who has a Mac, buy 10.8 and create a restore drive on a USB thumb drive or other HDD. The 10.8 installer has an image contained within the installer application that you can restore to a drive using Disk Utility, and then install on your 1 TB.

    Even if you bought a new optical drive, you can't upgrade to 10.8 from 10.5. Have to have 10.6 or higher.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
    2013-01-30 08:16 PM
  2. iRevival's Avatar
    Just got back to my office to start playing with this and to my surprise the wonderful genius at the Genius Bar loaded 10.6.8 on here for me. So I should have no troubles whatsoever. Thanks for all your help scoops I really appreciate it.
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    iPhone 4/4S Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about that sim tray lever!
    iPhone 5 Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about those screen clips!
    2013-01-30 09:34 PM
  3. Scoops98's Avatar
    Sweet!

    Definitely buy 10.8 Mountain Lion from the App Store and upgrade. Also, before doing the upgrade, after the "Install OS X Mountain Lion" application had download, create your recovery installer, just in case. Otherwise, once you've upgraded, that application is deleted.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
    2013-01-30 09:41 PM
  4. iRevival's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the tip. Do I need to do that after I download the app then? I just made one but the Internet at my house is horribly slow so I was going to update it when I got to my office tomorrow.
    Twitter: @irevivalrepairs | Instagram: @irevivalrepairs

    iPhone 4/4S Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about that sim tray lever!
    iPhone 5 Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about those screen clips!
    2013-01-31 03:39 AM
  5. Scoops98's Avatar
    Probably best to do before you upgrade. When you install 10.8, the installer app is deleted, so you'd have to download it again if you wanted to create the restore drive.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
    2013-02-01 03:05 AM
  6. iRevival's Avatar
    Yeah I realized what you meant when it came time lol. So I'm good to go now
    Twitter: @irevivalrepairs | Instagram: @irevivalrepairs

    iPhone 4/4S Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about that sim tray lever!
    iPhone 5 Frame Swappers:
    Don't forget about those screen clips!
    2013-02-01 03:51 PM
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