Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to ryans377)
What version of the Mac operating system is installed on this MacBook? Do you have the system disks that came with the MacBook?
Computers such as MacBooks do not use iOS, which is an operating system for mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod touchs.
If you do not have the system disks, you can get them from Apple. Contact Apple using www.apple.com/support/contact if you are in a country that supports it or call the appropriate phone number on this page. There may be a small charge to cover costs.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to laundry bleach)
Yes sorry i got the two mixed up. I am currently using os x mountain lion and i have the disk. Although it wont let me access it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to ryans377)
So if you cannot boot to the restore partition, one of two things is wrong - either the restore partition has become corrupted or the hard drive itself is physically damaged.
Mountain Lion does not come on a disk. Do you have perhaps a Snow Leopard (or earlier) install disk? If so, try booting to it by inserting it, shut down the MacBook, then restart and hold down the C key on your keyboard.
Once booted, go to Disk Utility and see if the MacBook's hard drive shows up there at all. If it does not, you have a dead hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to laundry bleach)
Yes it is a snow leopard disk, i have tried putting the disk in and shutting down and holding C during start up. every time it just comes up with the flashing folder. I thought it could of been the hard drive and have since changed it. But again i still have my problem.
What does the restore partition do? It may be that.
All i get from the computer is the flashing question mark folder. I cannot access any other options even with the disk in