Model A1225 / Early 2009 / 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Reinstalled hard drive, now a white screen with folder? Icon flashing

I completed installing hard drive and dvd rewriter back into computer, and cleaned lint dust off inside computer. I started computer to check the power and it now shows an image of a folder icon with a question mark on top of folder icon which is where the apple icon used to be. The folder and question mark symbol are both flashing. What does this mean. I am relieved that I was able to put everything back together and that it powers on, but it is now showing the screen with unique white screen ?folder icon in center of screen.

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Well, it sounds like you have successfully replaced the hard drive, now comes the fun part. You have to install the operating system! :-) You'll need to insert the original DVD for OSX that came with your machine and boot from that. You can also boot from an external drive that has a system bootable partition already installed.

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