Sideways Solution for Macbook

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File this one in the ridiculous category. I’ve waited for quite a while to do the Tiger – > Leopard upgrade on my Macbook. But the promise of easy backup with TimeMachine made me make the decision that this was the week to make “the switch” . So I get the install dvd and try to go through all of the steps of getting the install to work. That is when the fun begins. I tried multiple DVD’s, so I know it wasn’t the install media. Regular DVD’s and CD’s work fine, so it probably isn’t the drive.

Problems:

  1. DVD only boots 20% of the time..
  2. All install methods fail before they get going.
  3. DVD gets spit out 80% of the time.

Solution:

1. Turn the macbook on it’s side. Seriously. It has also been suggested that turning it upside down may do the trick.

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Photo Courtesy of Tara’s sweet camera

Notice the gap near the back. Although precarious, it gave me enough room to leave the power attached. How stupid is that?

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