Can't make Macbook 1181 Boot. Strange situation

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by b18turboef, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. b18turboef macrumors newbie

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    So more or less I've had plenty of extra parts sitting around and assembled an A1181 (white 2.4ghz macbook) logic board into what will become a cheap iMac in the garage. Took the board, installed RAM, used the video out adapter to VGA and plugged it into a monitor etc. In all reality it should act the same as being inside a laptop. Only difference is I don't have a battery hooked up.

    Now it turns on and seems to act completely normal, if I don't have a DVD drive hooked up and no hard drive it just shows a question mark. If I hook up a hard drive that has OSX or a DVD drive with a Snow Leopard disk it will boot, but goes through the "Apple" screen and stops at the "space screen". It does not display anything other than just the background and I can't figure out what the issue would be. I've tried multiple install disks, multiple DVD drives, multiple hard drives etc. Below would be the screen it hangs up on. I assume it must be something simple I'm overlooking:

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  2. b18turboef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    300+ views and not a single idea why a macbook would hang up on that screen?? it even goes to sleep and wakes up like a normal computer... C'mon guys
     

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