Apple MacBook Pro won't go past the lodaing screen help

Aleina

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Mar 7, 2013
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As it says in the question my Macbook Pro wont go past the loading screen. I have followed the suggested tips online to rectify the problem and it has not fixed it. I have been able to load the boot screen and it has given me the option of reinstalling the operating system but when I select it, it comes up with an error. I'm currently running Mountain Lion so I don't know if that makes a difference. I was able to install Mavericks but I didn't so am unsure if that makes a difference. Please help.
 

Aleina

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Mar 7, 2013
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I'm not sure specifically which model it is. However i know it was one of the first macbook pro to come out with the silver finish. I brought it in 2009 if that helps.
 

Aleina

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Mar 7, 2013
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Sorry I don't know where I would look to find the serial number. If someone could point out where I can find it that would help .
 

cjmillsnun

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It runs Mountain Lion/Mavericks, so I'm assuming it's a unibody (quite possibly a 2009 Unibody)

It sounds like your hard drive has failed.
 

Aleina

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Thanks for the suggestion but that seems to complicated for me to do. Is their nothing else I can do having been able to reach the boot mode.
 

cjmillsnun

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Thanks for the suggestion but that seems to complicated for me to do. Is their nothing else I can do having been able to reach the boot mode.
If the hard drive has failed, it needs replacing.

You have 3 choices

1. Replace it yourself. It's actually very easy.

2. Pay someone to replace it for you.

3. Buy a new computer.

1 and 2 are not overly expensive. 3 costs a lot of money.
 
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