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Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
28,591
12,699
It helps if you tell us WHICH MBP you have and what year it was made?
Also, what OS was running on it?
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
28,591
12,699
Does this work?
Boot and hold down Command-OPTION-R continuously.
What happens?
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
28,591
12,699
Did it boot when you first got it?
Can it boot now?

What happens if you boot with the shift key held down?
(not a "recovery" boot, just a regular one)
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
13,528
4,429
Delaware
Booting while holding the shift key (no other keys, just the shift key) will boot a Mac to Safe Boot mode.
It will not allow most startup software, but will give you a basic system. It's one way to see if your system has a chance of working. If you did actually delete some part of your installed system, then it's likely that safe boot mode won't work, either... And, you will need to let Internet Recovery finish booting. It can take some time for that, as it is booting completely from an Apple remote server. I had a 2011 iMac that took nearly 15 minutes to get there.
If Internet Recovery does not eventually finish (or you don't want to wait), then your only real choice is to boot to an external USB drive, with a system installed, or a bootable USB drive with a macOS system installer on the drive.
If you do need help with that, just post here, and someone will help, or at least give you a link with more information.
 
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