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Old 12-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #1
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Trying to salvage an old 2006 White Macbook that does not boot. When boot, I get the cheem but. Tried all the bootup key combination, swap the drive, booting from an USB key. I only get a blank the white page, the apple logo with spinning wheel or the white folder with "?". Hardware issue? Bad RAM? Anything I can trie in Single User Mode? Appreciate any advise!
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:21 PM   #2
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When you boot the MAC and see a ? it means it cannot find a drive to boot from.
If you have a Mac Installer DVD or USB Flash Drive with 10.6 Snow Leopard on it (probably the latest OS that this computer will run) put that in. Start the computer and hold the Option key. It should show you the Boot menu and a drive to boot from (ie) DVD or HDD if there is an OS on it.
or, start the computer and hold down the Command+R key to get the Recovery Console. Here you can go to Disk Utilities, and if you put a new drive in, you can Partition and Format (Erase) it then try the Snow Leopard install again
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for your replay, spunk.funk.
I don't have a Mac Installer DVD but tried an El Capitan USB. I can see the USB icon but once I select it, Blank screen.
I tried to get to the Recovery Console and only get the spinning Wheel.
Only thing that seem to work is the Single User Mode. I tied the most common action /sbin/fsck -fy. My drive is ok. Reboot and same spinning Wheel...
I swaped the drive with the one of functionning Macbook and still spinning wheel.
New SSD?, same...
Must be a hardware issue...
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