Install problem on macbook A1181

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  1. Tango1960, Sep 5, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011

    Tango1960 macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to reinstall my macbook but it gets stuck, this is what happens.
    Insert the disc and turn off.
    Hold down C and turn on.
    Apple tune plays and apple logo appears on screen.
    Small circle starts turning under logo.
    After 1min circle stops turning and thats it.
    I have replaced the HDD cable and to test the DVD drive i connected it up to my mates mac and booted his mac with my drive via Firewire, also repasted the cpu and gpu.
    Any ideas :confused:
    Thanks
    I have just pressed Option key and restarted and the mouse pointer has appeared on the screen and can be moved around so it has not frozen.
    I have now connected another drive with mac on it and it showed the drive but just froze up again.
     
  2. session101 macrumors regular

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    c?? you should be holding down the option key, that will give you the option to boot from CD

    ok i see your edit, you can't boot from external HD you need to use a CD or a flash drive
     
  3. Tango1960, Sep 5, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011

    Tango1960 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks session101.:)
    Ok i held down the option key and it has now booted to a MAC OSX INSTALL DVD with an arrow under the disc logo but is just stuck there now, what do i do next.:confused:
    Thanks
    Tango1960
    :apple: i4
    :apple: ipad
    :apple: confused

    Ok i clicked on the arrow under the disc logo and it has now gone to an apple logo and is just stuck on that, i think maybe it might be a serious hardware problem, what do you think.
     

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