Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to darkhorse85)
when you hear the chime - press & hold the Option (alt) key - does that give you a choice of startup disks ?
if not - does Recovery mode work
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to darkhorse85)
Tried to install OS X Disc 1 (which I believe was of 10.5 Leopard)
Here is what I did whilst running on Lion on my mid 2009 MPB:
The firmware has been altered as not to boot from 10.5 anymore.
my computer crashed. I can't recover it. The hear the chim when it switches on but the screen is perminently white with no graphic or loading icon.
Run through these User Tips
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to andyBall_uk)
Thanks Andy. Apple say it looks as thought my hard drive my have been wriped and overwritten but oh no! I just held down alt chose my drive and it fixed the problem!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to ds store)
DS, you hit the nail on the head! I was insereting copy 2008 copy of OS X 10.5 into my 2009 MBP. It definately didn't like it but its all fixed now
Thanks for helping
If you're reading this and having the same problem as me, DS will diagnose it and will Andy cure it.