Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2010
    Posts
    1
    question mark at start up/ damaged disc drive
    My Macbook Pro was knocked off my couch and the case at the disc drive was severely bent. The computer immediately shut off. When I attempted to reboot the question mark came up. The disc drive will no longer accept the boot disc. Is there anyway to bypass this or should I start looking for a new computer?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    49,106
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    It sounds like the hard drive may have been damaged when the machine was knocked off the couch. It's kind of a bad predicament since in order to test your hard drive, you need to boot the machine from the startup DVD.

    You didn't mention which year model MBP you have, but it looks like you may have to replace the case or part of the case if it's not a unibody. The optical drive may have also been damaged - you won't know that until you can get at the drive.

    Go to iFixit: The free repair manual and price out the parts you need. They also have do it yourself instructions.

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    10,461
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    If you have, or can borrow an external USB DVD drive you might give that a try. You should be able to boot with your system disc and check/reformat the hard drive. http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...-possible.html
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question Mark On Start Up?
    By Vance77 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-20-2009, 09:12 PM
  2. Flashing Question Mark on start up
    By D3v1L80Y in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2009, 04:19 PM
  3. Flashing Question Mark on start up
    By D3v1L80Y in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2009, 04:19 PM
  4. Flashing Question Mark on start up
    By D3v1L80Y in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2009, 04:19 PM
  5. Disc with question mark pops up
    By aznburn210 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-06-2004, 11:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •