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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 14, 2009
    Macbook wont boot
    Cant boot Macbook pro
    Get blue screen and then flashing folder with question mark in it.
    Have tried putting install dvd in and rebooting from dvd option but it just go to reistalling operating system. Cant see hard drive on disc repair option just the dvd drive.
    help me please

  2. #2

    IvanLasston's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 26, 2010
    Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
    1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2
    Do you have access to another Mac? If so try booting in target disk mode and repairing the disk from the other Mac using disk utility.
    How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 14, 2009
    Parents have an imac. So I connect them both with firewire then reboot macbook holding down t key - not sure what then?

  4. #4

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    See if the HDD is available for repair via the iMac. Sounds like the drive or mobo has failed.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 14, 2009
    No luck - connected Macbook to imac with fire wire and nothing. imac doesn't pick up any hard drive.

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    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Sounds like your hard drive is dead then. I'd pick up a new 2.5in HDD, and reinstall. The only other thing you could do is to pull the drive and check it in an external enclosure, just to make sure it isn't something wrong with the computer.
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  7. #7

    Member Since
    Oct 14, 2009
    Think i'll let someone who knows what they are doing fix it. Thats not me

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