reformatting - white screen (please help!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bld44, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm trying to reformat my MBP and I think I'm having a little trouble. This is the first time I've reformatted a mac. I put the OS X disk in, went into disk utility and did the erase. I then restarted, again booting on the disc and I've seen nothing but a white screen for the past 2 1/2 hours. The optical drive is making noises like it is reading, but I'm not sure if it can't read from the disk or it is actually formatting. Any ideas?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Power off the computer by holding the power button for several seconds and try again.
     

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