Macbook Won't Start-up! Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jakehyslop, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. jakehyslop macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    I was minding my own business, listening to iTunes and chatting on Adium, when the little spinning wheel came up and my desktop froze - no big deal I thought, and restarted it.
    But on load up, all I was getting was a little 'No Entry circle with line through it' style symbol on the grey screen.

    After browsing various forums I tried to reset the pram, then I tried holding down 'x' on start up, at which point a very loud noise happened and now all I'm getting is a flashing folder with a ? in it appear, for about 2 minutes after which my MacBook turns off!

    I've tried putting in my OS X install disk and holding down 'c' and 'd' on start up, but nothing is working?
    When I restard with the Option key held down; i get a 'EFI Boot' logo and a little arrow, which when I click; nothing happens

    I'm not in warranty and I don't have Apple Care
    There's nothing important on my harddrive so I don't care about losing Files, I just want to be able to re-install OS X 10.4, or restart it or what ever.

    Please Help if anyone Can.

  2. tjsshanty macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    I don't now much about this, but it sounds like its possible that your hard-drive may have died . . .
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    So you have tried using the apple hardware test on the recovery disk?
  4. jakehyslop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    I've put my original OS X install disk in whilst holding C and managed to get to Disk Utility.
    I've tried to Repair the Drive but I can't as it 'Could not be unmounted'

    I'm not really all that fussed about losing all my files to be honest - It seems like my OS files are broken somehow, so I'm setting out to wipe my MacBook clean, and then re-install OS X as if my laptop is new.
    Can you help me do this?

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