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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Just purchased a used A1342 MacBook without a hard drive. I was wondering if the Apple screen would show up without a hard drive installed. I know with a windows system you will see the boot logo but not really familiar with MacBooks. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. I do know that the system turns on and tries to read the cd but I have no picture.
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If you booted the machine with its install DVD and no hard drive, you should still get video, audio, and the POST chime (bong) upon startup. Buying a used MacBook without a hard drive and no video may mean the machine has suffered from liquid damage. The previous owner may have removed the hard drive to save his data.
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After thoroughly cleaning the LCD I noticed that the screen is broken. Looks like I will be purchasing a new LCD for this laptop.
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