Blue Cycle of Death after new HDD...Wont boot... (Video Included)

guyducati

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Original poster
I just restored my Mac with a new HDD from my Time Machine. However, it doesn't boot into OSX. I see the Apple logo when it first starts up, and I see the Snow Leopard wallpaper for a split second, then it goes into a cycle of blue screen with a rotating progress bar on the bottom that comes and goes....

What on earth is wrong? Please Help!!!!

Fixed this issue...scroll down for the current issue with video...
 

iBookG4user

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Jun 27, 2006
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Crap..It wont boot back into the OSX installer. I think my Superdrive is broken. It keeps making the noise that its doing something, then it goes back to doing nothing...This happens over and over again...Should I bring it in to Apple? I've had to get just the SUPERDRIVE fixed 3 times...When does Apple replace machines?
Yeah, at this point it would probably be easier to take it in to the Genius Bar and have them take a look at it.
 

iBookG4user

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Jun 27, 2006
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Yea, thanks. I just made an appointment...

What should I ask for? For them to replace the superdrive? Or the Mac? Or ask if they can install Snow Leopard?
I'd show them all the issues that you've had, bring up that you've had replacement of parts in the past and gently try to persuade them to give you a replacement.
 
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