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OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of the Recovery System. To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the Command key and the R key (Command-R). Press and hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. This indicates that your Mac is starting up. After the Recovery System finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and a "Mac OS X Utilities" window. Note: If you see a login window or your own desktop and icons, it's possible that you didn't hold Command-R early enough. Restart and try again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Follow the troubleshooting steps on this Apple link:
Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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Posted on Jun 06, 2009
This is one of those questions that's virtually impossible to answer, it could be anything.
Your best option is to take to a mac specialist (the dealer where you bought it) or to an Apple Store if you have one near by.
It may not need a new hard drive, it may just be corrupted and need sorting out. On the other hand it could have failed mechanically and will need to be replaced - check your warranty. There have been a number of reports of HDs failing in some models and Apple have replaced them free of charge as there was a manufacturing fault at the HD factory that didn't come to light until the drives had been running for about a year.
You have been using Time Machine to back up your work haven't you?
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
SOURCE: need help mac book pro
Try this. Make sure your boot CD/DVD is in the drive and switch off the computer - hold down the power button until it goes off completely - it takes 7 to 10 seconds. Then restart the mac but immediately press and hold the alt key (or option key - the one next to the key with the pretzel on it) After a moment or two you should get a blue screen with the spinning pizza. After about another 10 seconds or so you should get an icon of your HD and an icon for the CD/DVD If you only get the CD/DVD then your HD has a problem. If your get neither then you had best take it to a service centre as there is something more seriously wrong.
Assuming you get the CD/DVD icon click on it then press the big arrow that should also be there (NOT the bendy arrow - that means Go back)
The computer should then start up from the CD/DVD. Once you get the Install screen come up, go to the menu bar and find 'Disk Utility'.
This will take over and you can run the first aid routine IF the utility can actually see your HD. With luck it will and will sort it out. then quit the utility and restart the computer and see what happens.
If on the other hand you didn't get anywhere, or disk utility gave you a failure message, then you need some more aggressive software like DiskWarrior or Drive Genius. They are both very good at restoring misbehaving or non-mounting HDs.
On the more black side, Apple unfortunately managed to fit a batch of bad HDs to some macbooks. These were made by Seagate. They ran beautifully for about a year and then failed catastrophically. Apple replaced these drive without question but unfortunately the data on them was completely lost. One of my clients send their drive to Ontrack who returned it saying that no recovery was possible.
So be prepard for the worst.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Posted on Apr 24, 2011
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