Snow Leopard defective on my MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sportguy0913, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    I have a new Mid-2009 13" MBP and I had just recently upgraded to SL. Well, last thursday my Mac would not boot up. It turned on, and got as far as the screen with the apple and spinning gear below it. However, instead of continuing on to the log in screen, the gear just kept spinning and it never advanced anywhere. So I got a hold of tech. support and they walked me through the standard trouble shooting (i.e. resetting the various RAMs and such) and repairing the disc, trying to just install over the current installation.... all failed and did help any. So, I erased the entire drive (was able to save everything though using target disk mode and firewire, which I had to order and wait for it to come by mail order because no one has any firewire 9pin-9pin in stock....), and tried to just install SL... and it failed. So I erased it again with the original Leopard install disc, and did an install on the drive and it worked and now I'm typing you from my computer. So what is up with that? SL just not like my machine or what?
     
  2. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    "and tried to just install SL... and it failed"

    You've got to be more descriptive than that. If the computer doesn't boot to the SL disk then its not SL's fault at all.
     
  3. sportguy0913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK well if I tried to install then that would imply that the installer actually started, meaning it booted and I was able to erase, like I said previously, and try to reinstall using the install on the disk.

    So I was able to boot from disk and after erasing and formatting my drive AGAIN, about halfway through the install process it said "Installation failed please contact software manufacturer".
     
  4. VeganWizard macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like it could be a bad install disc to me.
     

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