Suck on no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by roryfowler1, May 14, 2010.

  1. roryfowler1 macrumors newbie

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    hello last week i sent my 2008 macbook into the service centre to get fixed and i got it back today and turned it on. When i tried to get onto the windows side of my laptop it came up with ' no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key'. So i later find out they have deleted my windows partition and just left the mac side. so im stuck on the side with no partiton i was wonder if there is a way to get back onto OSX because i cant call the store because they reopen on monday.. thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you should be able to boot with the option key and select OSx.
     
  3. roryfowler1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thankyou for your reply and i tried the option key and nothing happend :S screen just stayed the same
     
  4. silencer88 macrumors member

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    First, the computer needs to be off. If it's on, hold the power button until it turns off (approx 5 seconds or so). Then turn your computer on, and immediately hold down the option key. Hold it until a menu appears (<30 seconds) and select your OS X partition.
     
  5. roryfowler1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you are a legend no other word for it thankyou
     
  6. jieran macrumors newbie

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    same problem.
    thank you so much
    i just post this to say thank you for save my computer.
    :):)
     

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