Macbook doesn't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gas22, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. gas22 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    I am refreshing 2 macbooks, a 2006 black 13 and an early 2008 white 13.
    I bought a 120gb SSD
    (Kingston ssd now v300 2,5 sata 6gb/s)
    and tried it on both the macs (which are perfectly working) but I'm not able to enter in the recovery mode pressing cmd+alt+R. Even after resetting the pram (cmd+Alt+P+R) and trying again cmd+alt+R I'm not able to see the world icon and the only thing I see is the question mark figure...
    I was running OS X 10.7.5 on both macs and since I haven't got a sata to usb cable I was hoping to reinstall the OS through the internet recovery.
    Any ideas on what's going on? Thanks!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Neither Mac is supported by Internet recovery
     
  3. gas22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh...so older models haven't got this function?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    There's a list of the oldest supported Macs here.
    Yours are just too old for that function. The oldest are mid-2010 models.

    One solution is to boot one of those to at least Snow Leopard, where you could download Lion from the App Store.
    That's assuming that you have previously purchased Lion. You can download it from your Purchased list.
    Create a bootable USB drive from the downloaded installer app, and you can use that on both Macbooks.
     
  5. gas22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer. Isn't it possible to download on a usb the OS X recovery disk assistant and then use it to reinstall OS X lion?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It is yes. Google is your friend and will point you in the right direction
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you can download the recovery disk by itself, without the system installed first (I don't think you can if you don't already have Lion or higher installed), then you might as well download the Lion installer. A bit of explanation on this page.
     
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