I tried starting up from the DVD start up DVD that I got with the MacBook in April 2010 that didn't work either.
I don't understand why it doesn't get past the initial screen and why start up manager won't work.
I don't think the data doubler with the hard drive that's been installed for 48 hours could've caused this problem at maybe.
The SSD drive in the main drive port has been working for two weeks flawlessly.
Thanks for any additional comments I know I can go to an Apple store well not really in Belgium but I can go to an Apple authorized dealer but I'm trying to avoid that of course.
Thanks free much for any and all suggestions here.
Yes and I just did that again holding down the "C" key. I get the same thing the DVD makes noises and spins around, the Apple logo comes up and the gearbox starts the five seconds spinning, five seconds disappeared.
Is this starting to sound like a motherboard issue or?
Thanks for any further comments.
I may have a solution:
I was able to boot from my LaCie FireWire 800 hard drive backup. This was my daily backup so the data was only a few hours old. That told me I did not have on motherboard issue – thank you very much who's ever out there looking over my shoulder.
I then removed both internal drives and was able to power cycle the SSD drive via my PowerBook G4 from February 2005 thank you very much PowerBook G4.
After booting several times from the FireWire drive (to test that the external drives which used to be the internal drives were actually visible and they were), I then reinstalled the 2 internal drives but not before totally reformatting the SSD drive. For at least the third time in the last five years my daily and weekly backups along with the program superduper have saved my buttinsky...
At this time some 100 Gb of my 326 on my SSD is copied over. I realize I am not out of the woods yet because after fully copying all the data I have to be able to boot from that SSD drive in the main compartment.
And I really think this was nothing more than me deleting invisible files on the main hard drive thinking that this was just some maintenance task that I could do and instead I totally corrupted the SSD.
I will post this now and I'm probably 2 to 4 hours away from having everything copied over and then seeing if it actually boots and works. I'll post back then or if it's too late here in Belgium then tomorrow.
What I've realized is that it's great to have backups and also great to have an eight-year-old PowerBook G4 but I'm definitely going to need a fully backed up recent Mac in case this would ever happen again. It's an expensive route to go but better than recovering from another heart attack well another one I guess I had one today I'm not sure.