Yes, thanks. RIght now I will get out of the internal program and start again with you.
I think it is leopard, but not totally sure. I bought it in the spring from a refurbisher.
no, nothing but the computer and the recharger.
It goes into the usual grey screen, and then shuts off.
The message I get over and over is "EXITED WITH SIGNAL 8" and nothing changes when I repeat the information you suggested.
Hello, are you there?
I'll try again, but it turned off. Here I go again....no, it didn't work, just turned itself off.
There is a barcode on the back with a number above it and I am wondering if that is where the serial number is...here it is:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
It would be a slightly longer number and include several letters, as well... A model number may work too, it would look similar to MA699xx/A.John
On the battery is: 9G7230XB2YF4A
I can't even get the fricking back off...got all the screws out, but the back won't come off by the battery connection. I could take the L-bracket out to see if that would release the top. I never thought it would be this intensive!!
zok...putting screws back in.
Screws are in....now what?
OK, I'm on it.
OK, the L-bracket is out and I got the memory cards out, but when replacing them, I expected there to be some click to indicate that they were returned properly. And the spring loaded arms don't seem to be as tight...is there a secret to reinstalling the memory?
Hello? I put the memory back in and started the computer, but it did the same thing as before...went to the grey and turned off. I think there is something to the message Exited with Signal 8. Can you find out what that means...that may be the key?
Two, one was a Dell and the other had no nomenclature on it.
Yea, I just found that out by watching a youtube....I wish you had told me when I was in with the memory cards initially. So we'll take the Dell memory card out and try to see if it will work. Can I then install the memory card that has been retrieved at a later date?
TAking one out vs removing and reinstalling are two different things. I did take them out initially then tried the FSCK, but it didn't work. So this is why I suggested researching the error message. Then I did this and found it on a youtube saying to take one of the memory disks completely out and test it again.
So hopefully, I won't strip the tiny screws as I take the memory in and out.
I tried the fsck again and got the same message with only the Dell memory card installed. So now I suppose it is the hard drive that has serious problems?
I have tried all three options....1)taking them out, putting them back 2) taking the Dell out leaving one 3) taking the other out and putting the Dell back in. No luck. My cynical part wants to say "maybe if I take both cards out then it will work." What a pain in the gotugi!
Hello again, Chris.I realize you may be frustrated with your answer but it *is* an answer, just not the one that either of us might hope for, and I provided it in detail posted at 5:07PM EDT. Please keep in mind that I can only provide you with information and assistance and make a diagnosis for you based on the information you provide in return so it would be logically impossible to provide a blanket answer for you without performing diagnostic procedures. I'd be happy to outline that answer further for you if something is unclear or elaborate on anything you still have questions about. Beyond that, unless you were to positively rate my answer then I have been helping you free of charge for a better part of the afternoon/evening. I haven't received any compensation and am not an emplyee of JustAnswer so I'm not on a payroll either. I'm happy to help, as always, though.John