Help... Macbook Pro dead and doesent boot beyond grey screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Flightline, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Flightline macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    Hi, sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I have looked but not found anything that helps...

    I have a Macbook Pro2.26ghz 250hd and 4gb ram I believe, 2.5 years old. OS is Snow Leopard 10.6.

    Everything working fine until 2 months ago when the keyboard decided to only work in capitals and numbers in the upper case mode.

    Tried a new external keyboard and that solved the problem temporarilly.

    Last week the computer froze following a software update from Apple.

    Now the computer wont boot beyond grey screen with spinning wheel.

    Have tried a multitude of pressing this key and that, inserting recovery disc etc but it does nothing but show the grey screen... and gets very hot.

    Its not been dropped, flooded with water etc nor are there any other accessories plugged in.

    Anyone know how I might be able to get the thing working?

    Would a new HD fitment work then get a patch lead to download info, files pics etc from old drive?

    I am not a computer wizz and need a little help knowing what can be done, if anything.

    Any sensible offers welcomed.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It sounds like the hard drive is dead. A new hard drive will be necessary, but if the old one is dead you probably won't be able to get any data off it onto the new drive.

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