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Hi, I'm kinda new to the Apple scene, but I just bought a used macbook pro A1150 on eBay and I upgraded the hard drive from an 80gb to a 500gb. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I keep getting a folder with a question mark on it when I turn it on. What does that mean?
 

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It means that there is no bootable media. I suspect that's because the drive has yet to be formatted or prepped. You'll need OS installation media to get the ball rolling.
 
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I got an iMac a while ago with Snow Leopard which is what I wanted to put on it. Could I use that backup disc to load Snow Leopard?
 

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...I keep getting a folder with a question mark on it when I turn it on. What does that mean?
I think as long as we have Macintosh computers with "formattable" hard drives that need OS's installed on them...this question will never go away!;)

First time this question was asked for a Macintosh (1984)...last time it will be asked (???);)

- Nick

p.s. @"Stevetheobscure"...I'm not picking on you for asking...it was just a random thought that entered my "brain"!:)
 

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You're welcome!:)
 

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