Blue screen of death

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gaucheriex, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. gaucheriex, Jun 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011

    gaucheriex macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2011
    So I did something really stupid and now my mac book pro won't start up - it just goes to a blue screen with a spinning wheel.

    Basically, I tried to get rid of the region lock on my laptop using this firmware:

    It didn't work so I changed my OS X software version number (which is originally 10.5.8) to 10.4.9 by modifying the code in file /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist using Terminal.

    After restarting, laptop won't start up. Please help!!

    * Tried NVRAM reset, tried to load as Windows, tried to load in safe mode - nothing works..except single-user mode.
  2. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    You should be able to mount your drive from single user mode and edit the plist file you changed.
    I hope you were using time machine! If so, you can always do a restore from your OSX DVD. ********** with system settings like that is never a good thing.

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