Help! Macbook Pro will not boot - No startup disc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by b.dawl, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. b.dawl macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2013
    I have a Macbook Pro that will not boot. When it's turned on, it stays on the grey screen (with the spinning circle) and it will not go any further. Starting in safe mode doesn't get me anywhere and I do not have the startup disc for the Macbook - are there any solutions available to resolve this problem without the use of the startup disc?
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
  3. Lord Xeb macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Someplace in the Nor' East
    Even without knowing the year and model, you likely have a failing hard drive.

    Turn off the machine completely, power it on and immediately press and hold cmd + v. Look for ANYTHING that says disk I/O error. If you see one, time for a new drive. Since you don't have a disk or anything to fix your machine, take it to an AASP as Apple will do nothing to help you in regards to data, that is, unless you have a time machine.

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