Getting flashing folder Icon on Macbook 13" Late 2009

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

  1. digieditny macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    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!

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

    Aug 22, 2010

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