Macbook help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by stephenxiii, May 26, 2013.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    I just sold my iMac after about 7years and bought a Apple MacBook 13.3" Laptop - MA701B/A (November,2006)
    Its currently running 10.4.11 and i want to instal snow leopard
    But when i try to instal it it restarts and shows a folder symbol with a ? In it
    What does this mean
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Retail OS X SL or not.

    For instance, if you have SL from a grey Installer disk from another Mac it probably won't work.
     
  3. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

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    An official snow leopard disc from apple store
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Should work on yours.
    Maybe check the disk for Errors first in Disk Utility.
     
  5. slomo86, May 27, 2013
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    For some reason or another its not detecting any file system. Try doing a PRAM reset, after you verified your installer disc is not bad.
     
  6. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have done a fresh instal of 10.4 and still shows the folder with a ? when i always boot.
     
  7. slomo86 macrumors member

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    Have you done a PRAM reset yet? Take a gander at the this

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

    PRAM resets almost always solve these kind of problems, and I don't believe a fresh install will reset it because its pretty much what stores the essentials to start the OS. At least that's my interpretation of PRAM. Hope this helps!
     
  8. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh just done that about 10 minutes ago
    The folder with ? doesnt show on boot, but still wont instal snow leopard (when it restarts the folder is back again)
     

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