Macbook won't reach desktop and all restore attempts fail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by albo23, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. albo23 macrumors newbie

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    I'll make it short and sweet:

    - I have a 2007 Macbook Pro. I try and start it, it goes through the boot process but makes it to a blue-ish screen and nothing more. I can move around the mouse but I cannot get to the desktop.

    - I tried to reformat it with a bootable USB. I boot from the USB, I get the gray screen with the Apple logo and the spinning circle. After two mins, the Apple turns into a "do not enter" sort of sign and the circle spins for eternity.

    - I tried to enter safe mode by holding shift on bootup. It gets to the Apple and the spinning circle and it does that forever.

    Where do I go from here?!?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. albo23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. 1080p macrumors 68020

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  5. albo23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha if this computer is unrepairable then it will be a cold day in hell before I buy another :D
     
  6. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    After 5 years of use you would never buy another? I have never had a laptop other than a Mac last more than 2 years
     
  7. dubels macrumors 6502

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    5 years of use is a lot of time but try running Apple Hardware Test. It might be as simple as a bad ram module.
     

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