Flashing folder/question mark, HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lew123, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Lew123 macrumors newbie

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    Well I've just bought a new hard drive cause my old one broke and when I turn it on it has a flashing folder/question mark help me
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You need to install Mac OS on the hard drive before it will work. Do you have the install DVD's around or (if you have a newer Mac) can you do the Internet restore?
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    How old is your Macbook? If it is 2010+, you can hold command-r while booting and get to recovery. From there format the drive to Mac OS Extended and then install the OS.
     

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