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Model A1005 mac ibook

My mac ibook hard drive decided to make noise and give up. i replaced the bad drive but was unable to get any OS information put on the new one and unfortunately i do not have the original recovery CD, can you provide information on how i can get a recovery CD and so i can get the system up and running?

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    You would have to either borrow a set of cd's or purchase the Mac OS from Best Buys or the Apple store.

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When you say recovery disk I assume you mean the main OS disk. A recovery disk on a mac generally is one you would make as a back up. Depending on the OS you used you would need to get a new one. These you can pick up from eBay pretty cheaply, both OS9 and OSX10.4.

All the best
Sean
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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