Help installing a new HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheep, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. cheep macrumors newbie

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    I just installed a new hd in the aluminum macbook when I turn it on all I get is a white screen with a blinking folder I cannot get the mac to accept the disk...what am I doing wrong
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    So just how are you going to get OS X and your files onto the new disk?
     
  3. cheep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its the osx install disc that came with computer I had no files I needed to back up...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Did you hold down Option or 'D' after hearing the boot tone to boot off of the OS X DVD?
     
  5. cheep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats the thing it wont accept the disk like when you push it halfway in it wont pull it the rest of the way in
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    First, disk or disc?

    Secondly if we're taking about a DVD disc, did you try pushing it in a little more?
     
  7. cheep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry yes the OSX install dvd just one and I push it all the way in with just enough so i can pull it out and still nothing
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Does it happen with other optical discs too?
     

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