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10.5: Install tips for older somewhat broken Macs
Authored by: jaguarz on Feb 23, '08 08:32:18AM

You can also get yourself a double-male ended Firewire cable off eBay for about 8 bucks... plug one into your "broken" mac (dead optical drive) and the other into another mac. Then boot the "dead drive mac" holding down the 'T' key to boot into "target disk mode" that mac has now become an external firewire drive for the other computer. You can use one mac to install OS X onto the other machine... I've done this several times... the best $8.00 I've ever spent!

(also works great for salvaging files of a corrupt hard drive that won't boot!!!!)

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