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Blank screen with blinking folder

My MacBook has a blank screen with just a folder with a question mark on it. The folder is blinking

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  • tandnsnyder Apr 18, 2009

    i have tried to reinstall my os x disc 1 and after i agree to the license it ask me to select a destination volume to install the Mac OS X Software and it lists none and the only options on the botttom are go back it will not let me go to continue to finish the installation. Any suggestions on what to do next?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    my macbook is doing the same. did you fix yours ? and if you did can you please help me fix mine

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This is a sign that the startup disk can't be found.

When you power on the computer, try holding down the "alt" key or "option" key on your keyboard.

Then after a while, it should ask you to select the location of the operating system. Select your macintosh HD. Everything should load as normal.

If this doesn't work, insert the install cd's and hold down "c" instead. This will load the cd with mac os x on it. You can then install the operating system. Please make sure you have backups. Unless the option to simply upgrade or repair your mac pops up, you will loose your files following this method.

Nathan.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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Your new HDD is not partitioned yet. When Mac OS install program asks you to choose the destination hard drive, open the disk utility from one of the top menus. The hdd you installed will show up there, select it and click "partition". After that it will show up. I work for Mac Repair NYC and do this all the time.

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • rudyvalverde Oct 25, 2010

    hey my macbook, just did the same thing, i installed the osx snow leopard, but it says once it gets close to being done, that it doesnt have enough space, now what? please help, only had my macbook for over 2yrs, love it, thanks

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