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And my boot camp version is 2.0.I installed windows vista via boot camp, then uninstalled it following the procedures in the boot camp help file. All signs would point towards a hard disk failure, but the curious thing is that it sometimes mounts in disk utility when booting from the install CD, so theres a little Same as me. Crucial.com: providing secure ordering & top-rated customer satisfaction since 1997.

The drive could just be defective but I've seen a lot of defective drives and it doesn't feel like that's the case. This made me think that maybe the harddisk wasnt connected, so I pulled out battery and harddisk and replaced them again. View 6 Replies View Related MacBook Pro :: Unable To Startup - It Begins To Boot Up But Stops Short Before The Screen Comes On? Then OS sudenly complains about drive not been ejected properly. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2591363?tstart=0

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I understand this is the power supply (??) 3. Internet, Networking, and Wireless iPhone, iPad, iPod iPhone Hardware and Accessories iPod Hardware and Accessories iPad Hardware and Accessories iOS and Apps Mac OS X Software OS X - Operating System PCB attached to HD has a slightly browned area, probably due to excess heat. Not sure if that is the case or not.

The machine wouldn't do anything (force quit, launch app) so I hard powered down. That failed and upon restart it won't detect my hdd in disk utility. Also, my magsafe charge light is green which means it is still fully charged right??? And after a while shows a screen showing an error that it could not find a bootable drive.

Good luck with the kids making the switch. Therefore, I do not believe that there's any basic configuration/setting problem. 2. dbastille Joined: Jul 27, 2011 Messages: 2 Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H CPU: Intel I7 4790K Graphics: GTX660ti Mac: , Classic Mac: Mobile Phone: Aug 24, 2015 at 10:25 PM #5 dbastille Joined: Isn't it just a cable?

Drive came with FW 1819, upgrade to 1916 did not helped.Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4Processor Name: Intel Core 2 DuoProcessor Speed: 2.53 GHzMAC OSX 10.6.4Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03SMC Version (system): 1.49f2NVidia MCP79 AHCI: http://www.mac-forums.com/showthread.php?t=213996 Welcome to Mac-Forums! Apple is about as closed-shop as you can get. Should I bother to purchase another SATA drive just to test if the system will work properly with another model or brand?The drive in there now is a WD Scorpio Blue

I seem to vaguely recall reading on Apple's store page around the time I bought the MacBook that the max HDD supported was a 320GB (a size that at the time I tried booting up from my install disc, but couldn't get the computer to acknowledge it. For the past 6 months or so, it's been 'hanging' more and more frequently. All applications work, everything's schmick.

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Privacy / DMCA contact / Affiliate and FTC Disclosure Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD 502 Bad Gateway nginx/1.6.2 Register Help Remember Me? I tried various methods before this one worked. SATA doesn't have master/slave relationships, so it seems unlikely that one's affecting the other, but anything's possible.

When cold, the computer boots and runs very nicely.

I'm pretty sure this means that my HD is hosed, but I thought I'd ask to make sure. Worth checking. Apple Hardware Apple Desktops Apple Notebooks Apple TV Other Hardware and Peripherals Developer Playground iOS Development OS X - Development and Darwin « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Information The drive comes without a partition, and needs to be reformatted/partitioned for the OSX before the installation disc can recognise it. 3.

I've talked to the people at CalDigit, Fantom, and Apple, and no one seems to have an answer. Old computer, stingy owner (me) tried troubleshooting DIY (hard since all my other computers are PC's running Windows). the Fantom will boot the Macbook Pro via USB 2.0, but only when plugged into the left side port.  Has anyone else noticed this change?  P.S. The past week it's been very bad so I've had a closer look.

System profiler says unable to communicate with sata. If the SATA controller comes up as fine, then you've dodged a gigantic bullet. Oddly, my bluetooth mouse works to eject the CD on reboot... I got the MacBook only to discover that the buyer didnt give me the admin password, I thought "ok I got disks I can just redownload Mavericks and install" ...

By Clayson in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Replies: 3 Last Post: 02-20-2012, 09:53 PM what does it mean when computer stops recognizing external hard drive immediately Say thanks by giving Kudos!Still need help? I found this could be a HDD failure, but in those cases, with other people, it could be powered holding apple + s, and doing some checks that way.Mine doesn't even this guy seems to have solved almost the same problem without, but I'm not able to reinstall like he did (it gives me no volumes to install to).

My configuration is iMac 14,1 and I have a dvd drive too, disabling it in bios fixed the System Information. Where is it stored? As with all electronics, every part can fail. MacBook Pro :: Unable To Boot From Lion DVD For Installation On Different Partition MacBook Pro :: Unable To Boot Into Hardware Test / Pressing The D Key Without Disc MacBook

Any suggestions Here is my config.plist Attached Files: config.rar (1.3 KB, 66 views) (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Page 1 of I had the original (but smaller) HDD that came with my MacBook, so I put it back in and everything booted up just fine and is back up and running. (Thank I was sposed to go to bed because I am working nights at the moment but i stayed up for hours setting it up and playing with it (my first MAC) I tried:1) reset PRAM2) booting to recovery partition and repair permissions and disk.Disk repair failed, can't recall the exact error.3) booting to 10.7 CD that I made from my Lion AppStore

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply MKang25, Aug 5, 2011 MKang25 macrumors regular Joined: Jun 12, 2010 #6 The OP cannot see the Hard Then it became apparent that OSX didn't see a drive at all as there is no device listed under Disc Burning in System Profiler.At that point, I was unable to eject Results 1 to 2 of 2 Thread: MacBook can't start from harddisk Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… 09-09-2010,12:39 PM #1 JonathanR View Profile View Forum Posts It's out of warranty so will genius charge for diagnosing?Click to expand...

Many Geniuses are nice and may let you go for free. I include the log extract here for posterity. Post in the Suggestion BoxDid a user help you?