Sideways Solution for Macbook


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.


  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.


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


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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