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its looks like you have done a few trouble shooting already....did you try reseting the pram and sms
here is the instructions if you have not already done that
i forgot.. already dont that thats the first thing... also.. before it totally stopped working, it would crash randomly .. with the spinning rainbow ball. why would pram reset affect repair disk in target mode?
well it will help with the freezing ....
may i be honest
PLEASE DONT RATE ME IF YOU DISAGREE
anyway reset pram long ago , no diff
from the troubleshoot you have done and what i suggested it seem your HD is going bad ...i would have included the OS but you said you already tried updating it to lion and same result
but i can opt out for another expert
and basically i thot about the hd disk .. but... why can i not boot from bootable USB, or original boot disk?
i just wanted to save you time
i got time lol!! hasnt worked for over a week
thats what i am explaining to you...if you hd is going bad...it will not support you booting from original disk because its a bad hd....
i can guarantee you apple will tell you the same thing because i worked for them at pentagon city virginia before
so .... next?
just being honest...
yes a new hd will solve you issue...if what you said earlier is correct about re sitting you memory
i also swapped the memory around
all the troublshooting in the world will not work
yes i believe the memory is fine
i think its your HS
ok. i have all on time machine so, lets see how that goes..
so thats it?
i can go over a few troubleshooting methods but it will be waste of you time but we can still do it
sure tell me !! need to get my money's worth of support haha
if you dont want to rate me that is fine with me ...im more concerned on giving you the right details and pointing you the right direction
i will rate u good service
if you would like to do a few more steps we can
but your hd is on its way out...you will want to change the hd soon
tomorrow if i can get one..
i will be available tomorrow if you need further assistance...i know this is not what you anticipated
i had a feeling but wanted reassurance from an expert. especially when it failed in the repair in target mode.. but shouldnt i be able to boot from a bootable USB? weather the internal HD works or not??
not it will not ....because that is just putting the os over the bad hd...
lol i know its not what you want to hear but TRUST ME ITS IS THE SOLUTION....a brand new hd...
ok makes sense
i try to be honest and not have you do unnecessary steps just to tell you 3 hours later what i am telling yo now
if they have in stock.. im back online tomorrw. i have all the right tools to take it apart and replace( im a PC repair guy but mac user haha)
ok.. thanks all done!