1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 18, 2012 11:56 AM by Limnos
levgram1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

got the flashing ? sign. tried to reboot, no luck. put in install disk, goat as far as Disk Utility to repair HD, but Macintosh HD does not show in left pane, so I can't select "repair disk" button to try to fix the problem.  Any ideas welcome. I'm new at this but trying.

 

thanks so much


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,695 points)

    Unfortunately it could mean you need a new hard drive.  Not even showing the drive means a hardware issue, perhaps bad drive, bad cable, bad controller on computer.

     

    You can try a utility sich as DataRescue or Filesalvage which has free trial versions to check if even they will see your drive.  If not then you'll need a qualified person to help you out unless you're into Do It Yourself and undoing about 30 screws.