Macbook with folder and question mark

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  1. moose66 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a used macbook at a local shop last tuesday,
    it doesnt have the os disc just the computer itself and the charger
    it had leopard 1.5.6 and i bought and upgraded to snow leopard 1.6.3 just yesterday

    i do have a warranty for 90 days but i was just wonderin if i could fix it myself
    just now it turned on and a folder with a ? came up idk if the hd might be dead or its just corrupt any help? or wat i can do?i know the os disc would be a big help but i dont have them?:confused:
     
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    You should be able to boot from the disk that you bought yesterday. From there, you can open Disk Utility and see whether it's recognising the drive.
     
  3. moose66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx for the help
    ok so i put the snow leopard dvd (10.6.3) in and that's it?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Boot from the DVD drive (hold c down while you boot) and in the menu bar choose Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your HD from the list on the left and verify and repair it.
     
  5. moose66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so boot it with the dvd inside and it takes me to a language page and after it says install mac os x?do i install it?
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Look up at the top of the screen and you should see the menu bar.
     
  7. moose66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i chose utility>disk utility but i dont see the mac hard drive?
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Then your drive is probably dead. You need to return the MacBook and have them install a new drive for you or get your money back.
     
  9. moose66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i think so too, well thanx for the help
    i appreciate it!!:)
     
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