Can not load operating system 2.16 Ghz
I've done pretty much it all.
Hard drive new in July, but acts like it may be bad. If I can get to disk utility,
I run disk repair and usually two red warnings come up “ unused node not erased" and it gives the #. Run repair and it comes up green says disk OK.
Go to load OS Snow Leopard, and it freezes up or says can't be loaded (this is SL install dvd) and while I can't remember exactly what it says, it means something is wrong with that dvd. I saved the log but it may not be their if when I get back in.
Now also I have trouble with super drive as it may not always go on first try. DVD is not that old but I suppose it could be bad, and I can't get the original DVD to work at all (10.4) I think. This machine will not “see" or read bootable USB flash drives, although it does recognize a HDD dock.
I haven't any good hard drives to try out. I did also change the hard drive cable (new from ifixit). I thought maybe the cable was bad. If I just start it it goes to the blinking ??
Remember, everything has been zapped, reset, erased, verified, and repaired many many times.
Originally I changed HDD because of blinking question mark. I was able to load Snow Leopard then went to 10.7 and it worked about a month.
Thanks for any help
Walt (I just hate to toss it, I kinda like it).
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