Help! Upgrsded HD not working

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wheat1328, May 16, 2012.

  1. Wheat1328 macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook from 2006. Tiger OS. I wanted to upgrade to Snow Leopard as it only has a Core Duo processor. I upgraded the memory to 2GB and got a new 500GB HD. Also got the Snow Leopard OS disk. I boot up and all I get is the blinking folder. Ive tried holding C and Alt but nothing works. The disk always gets shot out. I'm stuck. Please help!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you still have your old HDD and is the OS on there working? Do you have an enclosure for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs, which you can put the old HDD into and connect to the Mac via USB or Firewire and boot from (OPTION key)?
    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)
     
  3. Wheat1328, May 16, 2012
    Last edited: May 16, 2012

    Wheat1328 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. So I just put my old HD back in to make sure the new memory is working. I decided to try and install Snow Leopard on the old HD and it shot right back out at me after about 10-15 seconds. I guess my CD/DVD drive is shot.

    So now my question is can I install Snow Leopard to my new blank HD from an external source, like my external HD or a USB? If so, how? And can I use a Windows computer to get the files onto the external source?

    Sorry if this seems trivial. I'm no Mac computer expert.

    The new HDD I got is: Western Digital 500 GB Scorpio Blue SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD5000BPVT

    Thanks


    EDIT: Another question: Do I need the Leopard disk in the drive in order to get past the blinking folder? Shouldn't I be able to get to the disk utility no matter what? Maybe not. I'm really confused - I hope all it is is a broken CD/DVD drive...
     

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