New Hard Drive Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wheat1328, May 17, 2012.

  1. Wheat1328 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2012
    So I got a new 500GB HDD for my Macbook (which is from late 2006). I also got Snow Leopard to upgrade it. My CD/DVD Drive is broken. I installed Snow Leopard on the original 60GB HDD with an external CD/DVD drive. After I put my new 500GB HDD into the mac and start it up with the Snow Leopard disk in the external CD/DVD drive, all I get is the blinking folder. Once I got just the cursor. I've tried starting the computer holding "Option" and "C" but nothing works. What do I do???

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Option-c I believe is looking for an internal CD drive. Try just holding option at boot then select the external CD drive to boot from.
  3. Wheat1328 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2012
    Yeah, I did that. Didn't work. I bought an external HD case and am just going to try and clone my existing HDD then install it internally.

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