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MacBook pro not starting up
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Sep 24, 2011, 08:39 PM
Have not been able to open MBP. Get a "4hdd...sata..." error msg when I run a hardware test. Did the "verify" and "repair" from the Mac os x installer disk and the hard drive is "verified."
How do I now start up my MBP? I can't eject the installer disk, and I am asked to select the disk where I want to install Mac os x, there is nothing in the list for me to select. I am going around in circles...
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Sep 25, 2011, 06:59 AM
There's an apparent hardware problem with your hard drive that you'll need to solve before installing an OS.

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Sep 26, 2011, 01:49 AM
You can eject the installer disk by holding down the mouse button on the laptop or on a mouse plugged into your laptop as it powers up. Not 100% if it works with a bluetooth mouse.
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