Model A1311 / Mid 2011 / 2.5 & 2.7 GHz Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processor

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Problems reinstalling the operating system

Hello, I just replaced the hard drive in my intel imac and need to know how to now restore the operating system. The old hdd is completely dead. I have the apps install and o/s restore disks but cannot get the computer to respond to them.

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Have you tried booting up with the OS DVD in the optical drive?


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If you have a backup from time-machine you should be able to do a restore from it. Put in your OEM disk boot to it. Format the new HD, run the installer and when asked restore from Time Machine.

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That wont work as he has a new (blank) HD - no repair partition on it.


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