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Member Since: Nov 23, 2011
Location: Laredo, TX
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frankramos0023 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MacMini - 2.5ghz 128gb SSD + 500gb HDD, 2012 - MBP 2.4 ghz 256 gb SSD

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Hi everyone, here is the brand new apple to our home:

Macbok Pro:
13in 2.4GHz dual-core
Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz
500GB 5400-rpm1
Intel HD Graphics 3000

I had already successfully installed an SSD in our 2011 Mac Mini last year so i thought the process would be more simple on the MBP because I only had to take off the cover to replace the existing HDD.

What I did different:
Before I even started up the MBP I removed the back cover and replaced the existing HDD with a 256gb Crucial M4 SSD, closed it, flipped it over, turned it on, pressed "command - R" for the recovery sequence, just as I did with my Mini, and waited. After the long wait it gave me an error and since then I have tried everything on the internet - as far as I can find - to reinstall the OSX Lion on the new MBP.

I have tried several steps and partitions to get to work and nothing. A couple of times it get down to less than an hour to finish the install and it shuts down and restarts with just the white screen and Apple Logo - nothing happens for at all after that.

Am I doing something wrong. Any help will be awesome.
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