New HD Install - Can't Boot From Disc, Can't run hardware diagnostic
Hi all! I followed the ifixit guide to upgrade my HD from the stock 100GB model to a new 500GB WD HD. I put everything back together, and now I can't boot from the original install disc that came with my computer.
I've tried a lot of things:
Booting while holding C.
Booting while holding Option.
(both nothing happens except eventual flashing ?)
Removing each RAM (have 2GB) and replacing each one at a time in to each slot.
Nothing happens when I boot while holding D, or anything else.
I can hear the superdrive working and reading the disc, but nothing on the screen changes.
In one iteration, I had one stick of RAM in, no boot disc. I held Option on boot and a black mouse pointer appeared and nothing else. I could move it all around the screen, but there were no drop down boxes, etc. Couldn't figure out what that meant...
How can I diagnose what exactly is wrong? Before the HD install, the computer worked.
Is this a good question?