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I bought a new hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro and did the following steps:

  • Backup using Time Machine
  • Replaced the hard drive
  • Put in a Snow Leopard DVD (10.6 from ~2009)
  • Booted holding down the c key

I can hear the DVD spinn for a while but I never get past the Apple logo in the boot, no error message.

Why isn't it working?

  • How old is your MacBook Pro ? – Matthieu Riegler Jun 20 '13 at 9:26
  • It's the first version with Sandy Bridge, from 2011. – tidbeck Jun 20 '13 at 9:59
  • Perhaps the DVD is corrupted, or it's not the appropriated DVD (if it came with an specific computer, it will be computer model bound). Try booting holding down Option, and see if the DVD is listed. – Thecafremo Jun 20 '13 at 10:03
  • @Thecafremo the DVD was listed. I think the version on the DVD is to old as Matthiue pointed out in his answer. – tidbeck Jun 20 '13 at 11:14
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Your MacBook Pro requires a more recent version of OS X (A least 10.6.6). Mac OS X versions (builds) for computers on Support.Apple.com

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