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    Hi all,

    Hope one of you genius's can help me!

    I have a macbook (mid 2007), which i inherited but will not boot at all.
    When i switch it on, i just get the initial mac sound then a gray screen.

    All my other computers are PC's, so i downloaded a .DMG Mac OS X image from the net, used transmac to burn to a dual layer disk, but all i get on the screen of the mac is a folder with a question mark inside it.

    I thought it might be because i burned it on a windows PC, but tried another file (which was OS X tiger, 4CD install and they were ISO files) burned it thru power ISO, but again no joy, this time it didnt even show the folder with the question mark i had before, although the disk drive was going crazy reading the disk.

    Refusing to be defeated, i downloaded another .DMG file, formatted my ipod to HFS+ and installed the .DMG image onto my ipod thru transmac, connected to my mac via USB, and held the option key down, this time i got the disk drive logo (with MAC OS X written below it) on the mac option screen, but when i click on it, it says 'you need to restart your computer' (A kernel panic according to a lot of sites).

    I just don't seem to be able to get it working, i would buy a retail version of the software if i knew it was beacuse the .DMG file has been handled by windows, and that was why it wasn't working, but don't want to shell out money if its not guarenteed to work.

    Does anyone have any ideas whats happening?
    Is there a hackintosh version i can try on it?

    The obvious solution would be to use the recovery disks that come with mac, but i dont have these.

    Please help!

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards
    Lee



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    What showed up on the Startup Manager (option on boot) when you had the CD in the machine? Did you even hold a boot modifier for the discs?

    If it is booting the the folder it means it can not find a bootable OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retty007 View Post
    Hi all,

    Hope one of you genius's can help me!

    I have a macbook (mid 2007), which i inherited but will not boot at all.
    When i switch it on, i just get the initial mac sound then a gray screen.

    All my other computers are PC's, so i downloaded a .DMG Mac OS X image from the net, used transmac to burn to a dual layer disk, but all i get on the screen of the mac is a folder with a question mark inside it.

    I thought it might be because i burned it on a windows PC, but tried another file (which was OS X tiger, 4CD install and they were ISO files) burned it thru power ISO, but again no joy, this time it didnt even show the folder with the question mark i had before, although the disk drive was going crazy reading the disk.

    Refusing to be defeated, i downloaded another .DMG file, formatted my ipod to HFS+ and installed the .DMG image onto my ipod thru transmac, connected to my mac via USB, and held the option key down, this time i got the disk drive logo (with MAC OS X written below it) on the mac option screen, but when i click on it, it says 'you need to restart your computer' (A kernel panic according to a lot of sites).

    I just don't seem to be able to get it working, i would buy a retail version of the software if i knew it was beacuse the .DMG file has been handled by windows, and that was why it wasn't working, but don't want to shell out money if its not guarenteed to work.

    Does anyone have any ideas whats happening?
    Is there a hackintosh version i can try on it?

    The obvious solution would be to use the recovery disks that come with mac, but i dont have these.

    Please help!

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards
    Lee

    Your minimal system for macbook (mid 2007) must be 10.4.10 (8R30525) the original one that came with computer.
    For the first disk that you burn you just kill DVD. it will not boot. you can throw it away
    For the second even if you burn it right it will not boot because 4CD version only for PPC (PowerPC) computers
    For the last one you have kernel panic i think transmac just damaging boot sector when restoring to iPod
    Try do this:
    1. Turn off computer
    2. Press and hold down the Command-Option-P-R keys
    3. Turn computer on holding keys
    You must hear mac start up sound. Keep holding until you hear it for 4 times. Then release keys. If macbook wont startup from hard disk then there may be two problems:
    1. System is dead
    2. Hard disk is dead
    Try to hear the hard disk noise when turning on computer. If you think it normal then just buy a retail DVD (10.5 or higher). Or if some of your friends have a mac try to burn mac os x 10.5 dmg file with Disk Utility.
    Sorry for my English

 

 

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