Macbook wont boot CDs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by b33enny, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. b33enny macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2013

    I need help with my early 2008 white macbook. I have tried to install windows 7 using bootcamp. Bootcamp partitions the drive but then once the computer restarts, I just get a black screen with a white cursor. I have also tried to boot a number of linux live CD's (ubuntu, mint, debian) but all of those have the same problem. I have tried resetting the PRAM and i have got no USB devices plugged in as the apple website suggests, but nothing will work.

    Really need some help with this one! :confused:



    Oh and my computer specs:

    White macbook 13" early 2008
    2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB RAM
    120GB Hard Drive

    I also have refit installed. Dont know whether this makes any difference :S
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Probably your CD drive is faulty. Check connections to it.
  3. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    Sounds like your disk drive isn't functioning normally.

    I looked on Apple's website at the Apple Support: Troubleshooting SuperDrive and it recommended resetting the SMC. Have you tried this?

    If you don't know how to reset the SMC, here is how:
    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
    3. Remove the battery.
    4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    5. Release the power button.
    6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
    7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

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