Sideways thinking

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How to install Snow Leopard on your laptop when your DVD player won’t read the disk

Yes folks I could have copied the DVD to a DMG disk image and installed the 10.6.3 upgrade via a 8GB USB stick, or I could of installed the upgrade via a network using Apple’s illusive Remote Install software, but no…  I just decided to do a bit of sideways thinking.

Cleaning the DVD with washing-up liquid and hot water followed by a blast with the children’s hair drier also seemed to help.

I found that turning the laptop around the right way every now again helped kick the DVD back into action after it went quiet.

Please don’t try this at home…

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…or this, which also worked on another laptop of mine which was suffering from the ‘Mac Smile’ warped aluminium casing.

Here’s the boring instructions

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  1. Gordon: “Yeah, just delete them all…. NO WAIT!!! Oh, you’ve done it.
    Me: “…I never wanted my old emails anyways”

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