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Blue screen on start-up of mac book pro 2010

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Blue screen on start-up of mac book pro 2010
Grey screen initially appears, with spinning spiral, then blue screen with spinning spiral. Unable to eject mac os x install disc.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  CompExpert replied 5 years ago.

ComputerCare1199 :

hi

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the problem you having with your Mac is

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your hard drive is defective

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you need to install new hard drive and reload operating system

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now if you want to eject your osx install disc

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turn your computer one, press and hold "option" key

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hold it until you see a boot menu

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when you see a boot menu

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go ahead and hold the eject button on your keyboard

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hold for while and your osx disc will eject

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now, if you want to replace your hard drive, just go to a computer store

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buy a 2.5" sata laptop hard drive any size you wanted

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i would recommend at least 250GB

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now turn your macbook pro upside down

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then open all the screws surrounding the back cover

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after that pop the back cover out

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then you will see your hard drive

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just open the screw that secure that hard drive

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and replace old hard drive with the new hard drive you just purchase

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then close everythng up

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if my method workout for you, please come back and click accept so I get paid for my services.

JACUSTOMER-p6k18s53- : Post utilities check HD checks out ok!
ComputerCare1199 :

why dont you try to install your osx, just pop in the dvd installation disc, if you having already done so. power off, then power on, hold option key down

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boot menu appear

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click on OSX icon ( your dvd drive)

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then go throught the whole installation process

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sometime untilites check is not 100% correct

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but just to see

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go ahead and do the installation

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better yet, when you boot into the installation disc

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on top there a menu

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click " utility "

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scroll down to "disk utility"

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click on it

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then open up another screen

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go ahead and format your hard drive first

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if disk utility successfully format your hard drive with mac extended journaled

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then your hard is okay, but if it give you error

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then your hard drive is defective

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but almost all problem with spinning spiral and bluescreen are defective bad sectors on hard drive

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but give it a try

JACUSTOMER-p6k18s53- : Confirm the options key is the alt key, please.
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yes the option key is the alt key

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turn on your system and hold option key down

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wait a while

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and a boot menu should show up

JACUSTOMER-p6k18s53- : Is it true to say there is no way of saving my data before inserting a new h d?
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if your hard drive is defective, depend how bad it is, you can put old hard drive in a external enclosure and plug in to a computer, if you lucky it might detect your hard drive and you might able to get some data out of it

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but your chance is about 30-40 percents most

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