Getting flashing folder Icon on Macbook 13" Late 2009

Discussion in 'macOS' started by digieditny, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. digieditny macrumors newbie

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    I know this is a simple issue of a hard drive problem BUT it's more complicated then you might think!

    If I pull out the drive and attach it via USB, the computer starts up with no problem from the drive. I'm on it right now... If I try to start up with the drive internally, it gives me the flashing folder question mark icon...

    It started yesterday. I was surfing the net then I got the spinning beachball, so I had to hard reset my machine. After that, I havent been able to start up with the drive internally.

    I know the drive is good... What could be the problem?!

    I did run disk utility on it with no errors...

    Thanks so much in advanced!

    Jaime
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Could be an issue on the logic board, i.e. defective SATA port. I would call Apple and let them take a look but try this first
     
  3. digieditny thread starter macrumors newbie

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