|Jul 25, 2009, 07:50 AM||#1|
Macbook + flashing question mark + unable to boot on install dvd
I'm having a problem with my mid-2007 white macbook (2.16, 120gb, 512).
A few days ago I was burning a DVD with iDVD and for some reason my MB stalled, and the screen went black. When I rebooted all I could hear is my HD ticking and a flashing question mark in a box. So obvious explanation is my HD is resting in peace. I wasn't able to boot from the install DVD. Couldn't zap RAM etc so the boot key commands didn't work.
So I bought a new HD (WD Scorpio Blue 320gb SATAII) and placed it in my MB, boot it up and... still the same problem (chime -> grey screen -> long time -> very long time -> folder with flashing question mark). Unable to boot from DVD.
Anyone have had a similar issue? Any advice?
Should I give it to Apple and let them fix it (probably really expensive?)
Thanks in advance! Hope the mac-community can come up with a solution.
PS: I know there's lots of threads about the flashing question marks but most of them can fix it with a new HD + install DVD and that's not the case with me.
|Jul 25, 2009, 06:56 PM||#3|
thanks for the reply!
I've solved the problem. There seemed to be a problem with the open firmware password that made all the key commands not work.
So problem solver: if you have an EFI-password set, make sure you press Alt just before the grey screen shows up and after you've given in your open firmware password, you can install OS X.
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