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philpalmiero

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I upgraded to the latest High Sierra public release and it crashed my OS. Now all I get is a big 0 with a slash instead of the Apple logo. I cannot get to the recovery boot either. Has this happened to others?
 

keysofanxiety

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What model laptop do you have? If it’s an older one with the optical drive, it could be the SATA cable.
 

philpalmiero

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It’s a late 2009 model. It’s not supported but I hacked the High Sierra install following this guide: http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/

It worked great until this update, but I’m not sure if the hack is the problem or like you said maybe the SATA cable or something else.
 

chrfr

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It’s a late 2009 model. It’s not supported but I hacked the High Sierra install following this guide: http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/

It worked great until this update, but I’m not sure if the hack is the problem or like you said maybe the SATA cable or something else.
It's a safe bet the hack is related to the problem. It's a bit disingenuous to claim the update bricked your Mac.
 

keysofanxiety

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It’s a late 2009 model. It’s not supported but I hacked the High Sierra install following this guide: http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/

Okay, probably the cause of the issue then.

I’d recommend booting to an external drive and seeing if the drive appears in Disk Utility. Or boot into your Time Machine backup (if you have one) and check there. If the disk shows up, format it and restore the backup.
 

philpalmiero

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It's a safe bet the hack is related to the problem. It's a bit disingenuous to claim the update bricked your Mac.
True, the update did not cause the bricking. My hack did. I hope you like my updated title.

BTW, this laptop has been 100% trouble free since I bought it. Great quality. It’s too bad the new ones are so expensive.
 
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