New SSD install help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gaz127, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Gaz127 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.

    I've made a copy of osx to an external hdd. Taken out the old in my mbp and put the new Samsung ssd in. Started up the laptop and I just get a white screen with a flashing folder with a question mark. I thought it would be possible to install osx from the external hdd.

    Is there some settings I need to change before installing the ssd that I havent changed? First time doing this and YouTube videos don't really offer much help.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    This question may sound simplistic, but...
    ... what did you use to make the copy?
     
  3. Gaz127 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Gaz127 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also when I hold down the option key to select the external hdd, the hdd shows up as time machine and then goes back to Frye white screen with the folder question mark.
     

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