Reformating issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hasnombpyet.., Sep 4, 2010.

  1. hasnombpyet.. macrumors newbie

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    everytime i try to reformat my macbook pro my screen just goes black

    i hold down c at start up it stays at the apple screen for like 5 min then just goes black. the computers still on but is doing nothing please help!
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

    Grannyville7989

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    I don't understand the problem. You want to format your computer and reinstall Mac OS X from scratch. However, when you tell your computer to boot from the OS X install disc, you're just presented a black screen. Is that correct?

    Why do you want to format your computer anyway?
     
  3. lfshammu macrumors member

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    if you dont put in the install cd nothing will happen, try being more specific.
     
  4. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Who cares? That doesn't help answer his question.
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

    Grannyville7989

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    I'm just curious to know if he's formatting his computer due to a problem that he may have come across. It could be a problem that's related to his black screen problem.
     
  6. hasnombpyet.. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    reason

    if the disc is not in my mac just boots up no issues.. its having the disc in and holding down c that does it..
    im doing to have a fresh start\

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  7. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

    Grannyville7989

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    Have you tried anything to correct the problem so far, such as repair disk permissions permissions or resetting the PVRAM, etc?
     

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