Big problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by T2Shadez, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    Hi! I have a problem i could really use som help with.

    I wanted to put my Macbbok Pro (from 2010, updated until latest update) trough a system restore. And I think I
    may have messed up quite badly.
    I have a DVD stuck in my cdrom so I can't reinstall the OS with a disc.

    I managed to delete my harddrive. Now I can't get it back, and when I turn om my mac no OS start to run. The screen turns white/grey, and then a flashing envoplope with a questionmark in it turns up. This does not go away, it's bust there, blinking, until I get sick of it and turn my mac off.

    I have no backup with time machine.

    I then bought Lion through the app store om my girlfriends mac , logged in with my apple ID, to do a internett recovery using CMD+R. But when I get as far as checking if I own a apple account with Lion bought, it says that I don't have Lion. I put in my apple id information and then it says that I haven't a copy of Lion connected to this account.
    So that put a stop to that to.

    I then turned my external hard drive into a Lion usb installer. Followed a step by step guide and double checked to make sure I did it right. I used the version of Lion that I bought trough the app store on my girlfriends mac. But when I turn on my computer with the harddisk plugged in, and the installer seems to work, there comes up a message just telling me that an error has occurred and I should try again. After trying this a couple of times without different result I gave up.

    Now i'm out of options and could really use some help. Don't want to send it in for repair unless I really have to cause it costs a ******** of money to get it repaired in Norway.

    Thak you :)
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2013
    Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways:

    1. Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button until the disc ejects.

    2. Press the Eject button on your keyboard.

    3. Click on the Eject button in the menubar.

    4. Press COMMAND-E.

    5. If none of the above work try this: Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the prompt enter or paste the following:

    /usr/bin/drutil eject

    If this fails then try this:

    Boot the computer into Single-user Mode. At the prompt enter the same command as used above. To restart the computer enter "reboot" at the prompt without quotes.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    Thanks for the reply. I have tried all these, and i have resigned to the fact that this dvd lives in my mac until I decide to pay someone to take it out. My main problem are the others :)
  4. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Are you sure you bought Lion with your Apple ID? And actually if you boght it recently, it would be Mountain Lion.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    Yes I am sure. I have checked my recent purchases just to be sure.


    And Mountain Lion is correct, thank you ;-)
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    Yes I did it correctly :)
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
    Try booting by holding down the 'c' key and boot up with the 'c' key held down. Once it's up, go into disk utility first and repair your main HDD. Then try to erase and install again.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2008
    Is there no way to eject with the old paperclip trip?

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