HELP! Circle With Line Through It on Startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Borja1055, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Borja1055 macrumors regular

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    This happened during a software update and now I cant get my Macbook Pro to start up.

    I have tried:
    -> Booting from a bootable USB that I created using createmediainstall on Terminal (?)
    -> PRAM Reset
    -> Reinstalling from Recovery Mode
    -> Reinstalling from Internet Recovery Mode

    What else can I try?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Sounds like your hard drive or SATA cable failed.

    Hope you had a backup!
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    When you do a hardware diagnostics test, does it return an issue with the hard drive?
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Dead hard drive or busted hard drive cable, I hope you had a back up. Replace with an SSD for better than new performance.
     
  5. Borja1055 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope Nope and Nope.

    Was able to restore from USB.

    All is well.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Well don't say we didn't warn you the fact that it went down at all is a bad sign, I would be expecting it to fail but good luck.
     
  7. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Best of luck, and .. backup back up.. back it all up.
     
  8. Borja1055 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah.. It was all backed up
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That's good. The symptoms you listed point to a failing HDD or SATA cable. I'd be cautious about doing anything critical on the computer.
     

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