New HDD/SSD Installed - Can't pass past the Recovery?
Hello to all,
A friend of mine gave me an A1286 ,to restore it back to working condition .It didn’t have any HDD/SSD on it, so i took a new one ,and installed it. (Samsung EVO).
I kept getting question mark even though i was booting into Recovery mode (Option + R) , and even with online recovery tool , … downloaded the files, restarted and again question folder ( I never saw the Recovery Manager) only the Recovery screen which you sign the Wifi password, no other option available.
I searched around and found that maybe the HDD Cable in those older Macs, is faulty . So i changed it with a brand new one.
Again same thing, i tried even the NVRAM Reset CMD+ALT+P+R and again nothing.
Once i get into the recovery screen (wifi) and it downloads the files, and restarts it again stops in the same question mark folder.
I tried as well,with USB Stick and TransMac v12.5 (into SnowLeopard and even teh High Sierra )to boot into the Stick ,but again the stick was never shown.
Am i doing something wrong ?