flashing question mark?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by toadettee, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. toadettee macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    hey, a friends macbook has a flashing folder with a question mark which i am having a look at for him. i put in the leopard disk that came with it to reinstall the os and when i go to "select a destination" it is blank, i am assuming this means the hard drive is damaged, i have a mac myself so i know a little bit about them i went into disk utility and all i can see is the dvd drive and the leopard cd, i cant see any HD as i was going to try and repair the disk. also i went into terminal and instead of the name of the HD coming up just bash 3.2# comes up. any advice would be appreciated cos as far as i can see the hard drive is broke.

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yep, sounds like the HD to me
    Do you have one you can swap out to test it?
  3. toadettee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    yeah i cant try with my own but i havent done it on a mac before only a pc, i will give it a go though, thanks.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

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