MacBook Issue - HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pjlander, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. pjlander macrumors member

    pjlander

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    #1
    I am selling my macbook and i wanted to do a clean install. So i put the install disk in and said erase and install factory settings?

    It got as far as clearing my HDD but then its getting hung up on the disk. It says i might have scratches. I cleaned the disk and pput it back in. Still not working. The HDD is blank now and it wont boot up at all without putting thee install disk in.

    this macbook is white, about 4 years old. intel.

    WTF? FML.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Try PRAM and SMC reset. It could also be a bad DVD drive but just keep trying
     
  3. pjlander thread starter macrumors member

    pjlander

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    I tried PRAM, nothing. What is the SMC reset again?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    Anyway you could get your hands on another disc? Maybe borrow from a friend?
     
  5. pjlander thread starter macrumors member

    pjlander

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    thought of that. i'm calling other friends, but no luck so far.
     
  6. pjlander thread starter macrumors member

    pjlander

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    thanks for the help. I think its reading the disk now. after about 15 tries. i'll let you know if I have anymore issues.
     

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