|Feb 17, 2014, 10:40 PM||#1|
Attempting to repair my 2009 Macbook Air
My 2009 Macbook Air won't boot and I want to attempt to bring it back to life. It would get stuck on the grey screen without the apple logo. I've since gotten a 2012 Macbook Pro so it's been a while since I've used the Air and can't quite remember what version of OS X I have on it, but believe it has Lion.
I've tried resetting SMC/PRAM, but it doesn't get me anywhere. I've tried booting into safe mode but I could hold down shift for a while and never see any signs that it's making any progress. I tried holding 'option' to get to the startup manager and 'command-R' for system recovery but both prove fruitless.
I recently just tried powering it up and leaving it while I went out for the day and came back to the flashing folder with a question mark telling me it can't locate startup files.
I still have the install disk for 10.6, but since my new Macbook doesn't have the 'Remote Install' software, I can't try booting form the install disk (the Air can't even get to the startup manager anyways).
My next step would be to just replace the HD but want to make sure its dead first.
EDIT: Created a bootable USB from the 10.6 Install disk. Holding down 'C' during startup doesn't seem to initiate startup
Last edited by JayT007; Feb 18, 2014 at 12:19 AM.
|Feb 24, 2014, 10:52 PM||#3|
So I went ahead and got a new SSD drive. Now I'm having an issue installing Mac OS X. My computer does boot off the bootable USB I created, but when it starts to install Mac OS X it comes up with the error:
"There was a problem reading the Mac OS X installation disc.
Carefully clean the disc, and then try reinstalling."
It does it consistently and I'm not sure why.
EDIT: Disregard. I recreated the bootable USB and it works fine.
Last edited by JayT007; Feb 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM.
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