MBP Not Booting

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by linuxpowers, May 8, 2015.

  1. linuxpowers macrumors newbie

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    I've been handed a MBP from a friend of mine and was asked to see what is wrong with it. I've never played around with Mac computers before so I'm not quite sure what all I can do with it.

    The problem right now is that it will not boot up. It starts up to a grey screen with a little wheel spinning but never gets past that point. I've tried using the special commands at boot time ie: Safe Mode etc to no avail. I can hold the Option button and get an image of the Hard Drive (Boot Disk and Recovery Disk - I believe it said), but the wheel spins forever whichever I click on.

    I'm also able to start it in Verbose mode and I see,

    disk0s2: I/O error
    jnl: disk0s2: update_fs_block: error reading fs block # XXXXX! (ret 5)


    then it just starts scrolling endlessly something about (Hard to read):

    disk0s2: 0x6 (UNDEFINED)
    disk0s3: media not present


    so, I assume the Hard Drive is going or has gone bad, but I'm not sure. I spoke with the owner and he bought me an external HD, but without a copy of the OS on it, I believe it's useless at this point. Is there any way to create a boot disk/systems disk so that I can at least boot from the external HD to copy some files from the internal HD...retrieve some data?

    Also, I'm not sure about this but I have available a linux computer. Is it possible to connect this via USB to the MBP and mount it's HD for data retrieval that way?
     
  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    You didn't say what year or exact model this is. It sounds like the HDD/SSD went south.

    If this is a model with internet recovery you can try that with a spare HDD/SSD. Barring that, you probably need the recovery media that came with the machine (if this is an older model). You really didn't provide enough information to get truly helpful guidance.

    I suggest you repost this in the proper forum area and provide a complete description of the machine.
     
  3. linuxpowers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My apologies for posting in the wrong place. It is my first visit to your forum and I guess I picked to quickly when I saw Mac Pro!

    As far as information about this computer, I can't get into it so I'm not sure what it is other than the label "MacBook Pro". I'll repost at the suggested link! Thanks
     

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