Need Help with MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by expxlt1, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. expxlt1 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this has been posted on here before or im in the wrong area. I have a MacBook Pro A1211 I got off Craigslist. It needed a new logic board and hard drive so I got both. My problem is I just found out the hard drive has windows on it and when I power on the MBP all I get is a white screen. My question is is there a way to get windows off that hard drive while its installed in the MBP? I've tried every command I could find online to push when I power on the MacBook but it does nothing. I bought a copy of snow leopard 10.6 factory sealed and put it in the super drive but it just spins for a while and then stops. The fans constantly run also but I'm new to MacBook so I don't know if that's suppose to happen. I got the disk management to come up once by holding down option and power on but it didn't give me the option of choosing the SuperDrive and I can't get it back up. It's almost like the keyboard isn't working. If there's any suggestions y'all can give me I'd appreciate it.
     
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  3. expxlt1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. All it needed was a hard drive and logic board.
     
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    No, there is more wrong with it. Maybe a bad screen, broken fans and optical drive, unresponsive keyboard and perhaps even a bad new logic board.
     
  5. expxlt1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for the help. I think I'll just backup and put. Because I was able to pull up windows on it once but I turned it off an when I turned it back on that's when the keyboard and all stopped working. Thanks again for the help.
     
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  7. expxlt1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok i will try all suggestions. My charger went out so i cant try them now because me battery went dead. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Wait, you bought a new hard drive and it has Windows on it? How did that happen?
     
  9. expxlt1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry it was a factory refurbished hard drive. When i put it in the macbook and turned it on it came up with a picture of a hard drive and said windows under it and when i clicked on it it asked me if i wanted to start up in safe mode or boot normally so i just shut it down.
     
  10. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Where can you buy a "factory refurbished" hard drive that still has a Windows partition on it? You have been had, I suggest...
     

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