MacBookPro broken

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gerch, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. gerch macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    2 weeks ago my macbookpro harddrive crashed and since i didnt have any apple warrenty left I oppend my macbook got the harddrive and sent it to hiatchi which replaced the harddrive...

    now i go tthe new one and everytime i try to install the mac os x it freezes in the middle...

    i tried an external harddrive that has mac os x installed and it worked mostly.
    Once it started up regulary ... once i started up and showed a black screen..

    can anyone help me ??

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried looping the Apple Hardware Test?
     
  3. gerch thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Use the disk that came with your computer. Here is Apples docs on it:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303605

    It is best to loop it in case you are having intermittent problems. That way you may catch the hardware problem on run #5 or #6 when everything passes up to that point.

    If you don't find a problem with AHT, then I would try to zero out the new hard drive and then install the OS. You may have some bad blocks or sectors on the drive. Erasing the drive will continue to use these bad parts of the drive. If you zero the drive, it will detect those bad parts and exclude them from the directory.(the drive won't use them).
     

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