Swaping HDD to SSD major problem

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  1. finalcut macrumors 6502

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    Hello,
    I just bought a new early 2011 MBP to replace me late 2008. My late 2008 had a SSD with snow leopard installed and just wanted to swap both HDD but got a folder with question mark in a folder when booting my early 2011 MBP.

    Then I put my SSD back in my late 2008 to boot back, then backup my stuff and then starting from scratch with the SSD on the early 2011.

    But unfortunatly, I have that folder with question mark in the early 2008 MBP as well :(

    Anything I can do to boot or I am screwed?

    Regards
     
  2. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't sound like it has failed. Try holding alt while booting and selecting the drive. Sounds like it just can't find it for some reason. If that doesn't help, then look at the other steps in that guide.
     
  4. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the background stay light grey and nothing happen. I can see my mouse arrow tho
     
  5. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried anything in thse guide and nothing worked. So I put my SSD on my new early 2011 and reinstalled OSX. You should have seen my eyes when I saw all my applications were still there! :eek:
     
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    Reinstalling OS X does not erase any data, I even mentioned it in the guide ;)
     
  7. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah well, all my fault for not reading everything then!

    thanks for all the help. It's really appreciated :)
     

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