Macbook won't reach desktop and all restore attempts fail

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

  1. albo23 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
  3. albo23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
  4. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
  5. albo23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Haha if this computer is unrepairable then it will be a cold day in hell before I buy another :D
  6. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    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

    Aug 9, 2006
    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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