Key word here is try. Long story short, I sold my MBP to my bro-in-law, completely reformatted the hard drive and gave it to him. He tells me the next day that the screen is white and nothing happens. I take it to Apple, I have no warranty, they say $250 to fix it. I say screw that, I'll do it myself for an $85 hard drive. I got a Seagate 250GB. I did everything that extremetech's step by step showed, and went to power up, but the monitor does not come on. The fan starts up, and the power light just blinks repeatedly at me. Did I just create a 10 pound paper weight, or can my MBP be saved?