Hi, I managed to purchase a very cheap, damaged Macbook (not sure of which generation, but it has the magnetic lid latch, but reckon its about 5-6 years old). It was missing memory, hard drive and was apparently faulty - didnt have much information about what he thought the fault was. I got 2Gb memory and also a 640Gb hard drive and put that in. When I turn it on, screen flashes, drive spins up, screen goes dark and then a folder with a question mark appears (very difficult to see it as if screen brightness is right down) After that, it just sits there, I have tried putting the snow leopard disk in to start copying over, installing the operating system, but I cannot get past the question mark folder dark image. I am quite new to Mac's and thought this was a cheap way to start, but not sure how to get any further. I have read a few forum posts about the folder and it seems it is down to a lot of things including hardware, some of the fixes are keyboard shortcuts which dont seem to actually work. If anyone has any ideas on how to get any further, I would appreciate your help, also any more information that you need I will let you know. Thanks.