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Jun 29, 2009, 09:01 PM
Well, rather its more of my friend's MacBook white. 1.83 GHz. As I start the machine, I get nothing but white screen and It won't go past that. I tried everything on the Apple Support site. Cept the fact the DVD installer. What could be the problem? Could it be a hardware issue? I can't even go to safe mode, or force OS start.

Also, would it be possible for me to use any DVD Installer (incase it is a problem that requires software installation.) By this I mean, my cousin seem to lose hers and probably could use my original Mac OS DVD Installer.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Jul 1, 2009, 01:56 AM
You need to boot off an OSX disc.

Insert dvd, restart and hold down c or option.

Should work.
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Jul 1, 2009, 03:52 AM
If it's a generic OS X Retail or CPU upgrade disk.

If it's an install disk that came with a machine, that will only work on machines of the same series.
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