Macbook 2007 Cutting out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ashton, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Ashton macrumors newbie

    Ashton

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    Oct 1, 2009
    #1
    Hello,

    I've recently been given a macbook 2007 2.16Ghz, it had windows on when i got it which i promptly removed, but when trying to boot using a USB drive containing an OS X image or using an OS X disk it gets to the installer and then just cuts out, i even tired mounting an install disk on the hard-drive and tried to boot from that but it doesn't even see the bootable partition.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    If by "mounting" you mean opening a disk image, that's not enough. You need to create a new partition to boot from.

    I'm not sure about your other issue, though. Could be an optical drive problem.
     
  3. Ashton thread starter macrumors newbie

    Ashton

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    've created a new partition, as an apple partition map, and guid partition map and mounted the install disk to it, it sees it when its a usb device but not as an internal harddrive. and the optical drive is fine
     
  4. Ashton thread starter macrumors newbie

    Ashton

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    #4
    By the way,
    I sorted this, i changed the themal paste on the cpu and gave the insides a general clean up
     

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