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    grey screen with folder question mark
    i own a late 2006 macbook pro, turned it on and only a folder with a question mark in it blinks. I thought it might be a logic board but it looks like a bad HD. got a new HD and best buy might install it today. They arent sure 100% it is the HD . Seems like my research is leading me to believe it is the HD though, any thoughts?

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    A folder with a question mark means the OS cannot be loaded. Either the HD is actually broken, or you just need to reinstall OS X.

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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Boot from the install DVD, and go to Utilities and run Repair Disk and see what is reported there. A great little utility is SMARTReporter which sits in the menu bar and advises condition of the drive.

    corecode->SMARTReporter

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