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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aleina, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Aleina macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. nudoru macrumors regular

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  3. Aleina thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    They've had a silver finish since the powerbook days in 2001. It'd be nice if you could be more specific.

    Enter your serial number on here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

    And tell us what that says.
     
  5. Aleina thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 .
     
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  7. Aleina thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so what can I do to fix it?
     
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Replace the drive.

    There are instructions on YouTube.
     
  9. Aleina thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    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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