Unfortunately, the problem seems to be the hardware. Although the 24″ Aluminum iMacs are calling to me. Snow Leopard requires it to shut down the computer to install Snow Leopard. Mine worked flawlessly until just after Apple care ended at the end of May. I too bought an external drive so that I can continue using my Imac. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

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Sep 30, 4: Ju tried my copy of OSX They claim they will take a special look at this problem, but it looks like failed Superdrives are pretty common. Posted on Sep 27, 1: Hopefully someone will figure it out. It just ejects the disk. Sep 27, Yes Apple Shipping Drive Cache: I tried to use the OSX Firewire data rate not fast enough to load installer program.


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Just doesn’t make sense. Sep 30, I tried to install Snow Leopard. Sep 30, 5: Ask a question Reset.

I’ve checked all my friends’s Macs and they all have Pioneer drives just after my early Imac. Philip Hoyos Philip Hoyos. Oct 1, Oct 8, 7: No problem matshitaa on the Macbook. Once again I am certain this is fixable.

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It is not clear that replacing the internal drive will last a long time. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Sep 28, 4: I know they worked a year ago.

Apple has been of no help. It would be guaranteed for one year and would be replaced as many times as it failed for that year.

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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I have ordered an external firewire katshita drive to see if I can load Snow Leopard.


I complained to Applecare tech and he recommended going to a cheaper 3rd party repair shop. I hope someone figures it out and issues an update fix.

Sep 27, 9: Please let me know how it goes with the external drive. The Apple store genus bar will be happy to install a new drive as many times as it takes to make it work.

Apple was of NO help.