|Feb 4, 2013, 08:54 PM||#1|
Grey Screen Problem
I've already read through various posts but none seem to solve my issue.
I can't get past a grey screen on boot up.
It changes from the Apple Icon to a no entry icon with a spinning gear and just hangs there.
Safe boot won't work.
If I hold down Option on start up the only choice is Macintosh HD which when selected just does the spinning gear thing.
Apple Hardware test says nothing wrong.
Command - Option - P - R does reset certain things as I have sound on that was previously muted, but again nothing after that.
I downloaded a bootable disk onto a USB but that's not coming up when Option is held.
Burnt to cd and held down C on startup and although the drive whirred it still eventually when to the apple icon followed by the circle with the line through.
If I start and hold Command S it runs through and sticks at waiting for root device.
Of course I haven't backed up because it's a Mac and they're unbreakable...
Any discs I did originally have are either lost or still in England.
Stuck, please help!
It's a MacBook Pro OS 10.6.X
Thanks in advance
|Feb 5, 2013, 10:35 PM||#3|
They couldn't fix it or get anything off the hard drive.
Just cost me $2,000 for a new MacBook plus external drive.
If anyone has any ideas for recovering what's on the old drive I'd love to hear them?
I've bought a firewire cable and linked the new and old Macs together but Disk Utility on the new one still won't repair.
|Feb 7, 2013, 03:09 PM||#6|
Thanks, I did wonder.
I've used DiskWarrior which is at least showing the files are still there, it rescued and made a folder on the desktop of the broken Mac then froze when I went to Preview.
I've now got Disc Recovery to try but when I went to turn on the old Mac it was silent which doesn't bode well. I turned it off for the night and I'll try again later.
|Feb 7, 2013, 07:10 PM||#7|
May I suggest using something like Mozy or Crashplan as a backup solution for your new laptop. Time Machine if you're not into the Internet backup thing. Enjoy your new laptop at least
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