2010 unibody flashing question folder at startup won't disappear ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chaznad, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Chaznad macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2012
    So 2 weeks ago my hard drive went bad ( not recognized ). To confirm it was the HD , i borrowed an empty HD from a friend , installed it .. Got the question mark folder upon startup, put in the os snow leopard install disc , ? Folder dissapeared , HD was Recognised, formatted and i was able run the system to where everything worked perfect

    Well I had to give my friend his HD back , bought a WD 500gb on ebay went to install the same way BUT this time, when the ? Folder showed at startup , I put the OS disc in and nothing would happen , it would just keep flashing .tried several times and still nothing

    Any ideas what the issue might be , I'm kind of confused
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Can you force startup of the optical media by holding Option down during the Apple "bong" and seeing if you get a list of start-able volumes?

    Do you hear the Superdrive spin the media during startup?

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