Reinstalling Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Marcobzcs1, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Marcobzcs1 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, a couple of days ago I erased my HDD because it was almost full and my Mac was kinda slow, when I went to the reinstall option in recovery mode when it asked me about my Apple ID it said that "this item is temporarily not available. Try later" and after that I started searching information about this issue in some forums and found no more solution than doing a Bootable USB, after a couple of hours I made a bootable usb and then I used the "hold option while booting" tutorial but surprise it doesn't work, I already reseted the PRAM and it still doesn't work, I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro, thanks in advance to anyone trying to help me solve my problem.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    What kind of backups did you create BEFORE you went and erased the internal drive?

    What OS is on the "bootable USB"?

    Too late now, but…
    You should have done a "test run" to ascertain that the bootable USB would actually boot and run the MBPro -BEFORE- you re-initialized the internal drive… (sigh)

    Final thought…
    This is why I always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS suggest that a user create a fully-bootable cloned backup (using either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper) BEFORE doing anything to re-initialize an internal drive.
    Having a "backup" created by Time Machine IS NOT ENOUGH.
     
  3. Marcobzcs1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didnt do a backup, so stupid I know. I just saved some games and applications before erasing the HDD on a USB.

    I have Yosemite 10.10.1 on the bootable usb.

    Can you tell me how to do a "test run"

    Also, I have a dvd installer, the one that came with the macbook OS 10.7, I cant use it well, due to "hold option while booting" not working.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    To boot from the installer DVD, hold the "c" key at startup.
     
  5. Marcobzcs1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does the same as "hold Option while booting" it shows the apple logo and the bar loading but it won't finish and then it shows this:
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    Also when I'm going to the startup disk option on recovery mode the only thing that appears is the DVDs installer, and when I eject the dvd then nothing appears. And when I select the DVD installer as startup disk nothing happens it just restarts and shows the "forbidden sign" after booting.
     

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  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    You have not left yourself with many options. :(
    If you have a 2011 15" or 17" MBP then you might be having a video GPU failure causing issues and you could get Apple to take a look. Their hands-on diagnosis could be a great help.
    https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
     
  8. Marcobzcs1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I wanted to sell this Mac, how much you guys think it could be selled for?

    Macbook Pro Early 2011 13''

    2,30 GHz

    4GB Ram

    320GB HDD

    Intel HD 3000
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    And also, what should I get, another Macbook,iMac or a PC, my budget is around 200-300 USD, and selling this MBP could make my budget go up to 500 maybe or 600, suggestions about Macs or PC's pls.


    I could wait and see if someone can fix it but I mean the mac is 5 years old and I have or had no plans on upgrading ram or SDD, Im traveling on december to the country where I bought the Mac, probably fixing it could cost more than 100 bucks since i have spilled juice in the keyboard a couple of times (2) or maybe it could be a hardware problem (a lot of dirt inside the mbp).
     

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