Harddisk crashed & black screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by retowernli, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. retowernli macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    The harddisk of my Macbook (black, October 2006) crashed, after restarting the folder with question mark showed up.
    removing harddisk (unsuccessfullytrying to save some data) and putting it back in - the screen remains dark as I start the computer. the same after inserting a new harddisk - screen doesn't turn on..

    many thanks for your help
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Use the System Installer CD-ROM to start up your Mac and see if you can find any reference to your hard drive.

    If the disk appears, run Apple's Disk First Aid program to check it.
    If no problems are found, backup your critical files and reinstall the system software.
    If the hard disk does not appear on the desktop, you can also try resetting the Macintosh's Parameter RAM (PRAM) to its factory defaults to help the computer locate the Startup Disk.

    Hold down the Command, Option, P and R keys during start up.
    The Macintosh should chime at least twice before you release the keys.
    Hope this maybe helps????
  3. retowernli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    Tried it all but nothing happens.. just the sound of the fan and the new harddisk. screen remains dark black and it doesn't even eject the system cd..?

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