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Help....Just got the new MBP and did the usual software updates. At the end I got a firmware update message. Read the instruction and followed what I expected to be an easy update. The mac is now going through a constant cycle like it is trying to load a cd...

I did what was asked in the update and when nothing seemed to be happening turned off the power button then re powered. Again the same problem....any ideas. The Apple site was not much help...I am on a window PC trying to find a fix at the moment.

If I have to start from scratch how do I do a reinstall on a MAC....?
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There was a new release that I updated last night - it did take a little while to restart, but I just waited and everything is fine. Are you sure you need to reinstall? How long did you wait?

If you really do need to reinstall you can do so with your OS/X cd.
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There was a new release that I updated last night - it did take a little while to restart, but I just waited and everything is fine. Are you sure you need to reinstall? How long did you wait?

If you really do need to reinstall you can do so with your OS/X cd.

It is still doing nothing.

How do I reinstall?? I am VERY new to Macs
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MaDDoG,

Here are some steps you can try:

Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD or DVD, such as the Mac OS X Install disc that came with the computer. You can repair Permissions/Hard Disc from the Disc Utility on the DVD.


Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT), if the Install DVD 1 is in the computer.

Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps. Reset NVRAM


See if any of these help you get your MBP going again.
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Hey MDDG! If you have DiskWarrior, run it now, this would prolly save you.


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Doh! Pulse replied before I did... Try what Pulse suggests. If not, think about getting DiskWarrior, it does a great job and saves the day all the time.

*Hiya Pulse, btw! Tip o' the hat to you, sir!*
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The poor thing is sitting there clicking like it is trying to read a cd that is not in the drive.

If I do a fresh reinstall do I put the CD/DVD in and the power off then on again or do I need to push C or similar at the same time as it reboots? I am very disenchanted in new pride and joy.
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MDDG, did you wait till your MBP powered down then press the power button to launch the firmware updater?
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MDDG, did you wait till your MBP powered down then press the power button to launch the firmware updater?
I'm pretty sure I did....but after power on nothing seemed to happening so I powered off again
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Clicking? Could this be a hard drive failure about to happen? Run the Hardware Test right now. Run it in Extended Mode.
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Clicking? Could this be a hard drive failure about to happen? Run the Hardware Test right now. Run it in Extended Mode.
I'm new at MAc and thats greek to me......
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Power off, pop the DVD in, then press the power button and when you hear the chime - it's time to press the 'C' key. Check your permissions/hard disc using Disc Utility first before we think of any reinstallation.

Hi MHC!
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Put DVD 1 in the drive, start up and press/hold 'D' at the chime ... forget my above post for now...

)Apologies, MDDG & MHC for clash-postings(
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Its not reading the DVD at all.....and all I get is black screen and clicking noise when the dvd is out, and no clicking noise and black screen when it is in.

I have a huge day tomorrow and have to be up at 5am so I have about had it tonight thanks guys.
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If you can only get your MBP going somehow, you could delete the firmware update then things may return to normal, though that clicking is worrying ... drop it into your AppleStore and they may be able to fix it quickly ...
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Thanks....I am packing up and putting back in the box at the moment. See what a new day brings.

Thanx guys n gals
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