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Why my screen looks white with a flashing folder and question mark

Hi there, am new to the site but i have a friends mac-book a1342 that hard it hard-drive damaged so he gave it to me so i can look at it. but the thing is my friend dose not have the original CDs that come with the macbook and he has no idea what OS it come with. we are visiting an African country that has no Apple support so apple said they can note ship the cds to us. so i would like to now what the original cds could be and where i can buy them online. the other thing is i got a new hard drive and fomated it with FAT file system but when i put it there it dose not show anything but when i but the hard drive that has windows on it it shows a black background with the word press ctrl + alt delete to restart which wont work any way, the other thing is when i pres options what comes is a white screen with a black causer which is able to move but nothing else shows.if you need more info please late me now.

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you have one of two machines:

MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7550)

Intro Date: October 20, 2009 Disc Date: May 18, 2010

Order No: MC207LL/A Model No: A1342 (EMC 2350*)

Subfamily: Late 2009 Model ID: MacBook6,1

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 256 MB

Std Storage: 250 GB (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"

Complete MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) Specs

MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (Mid-2010) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (P8600)

Intro Date: May 18, 2010 Disc Date: February 8, 2012*

Order No: MC516LL/A Model No: A1342 (EMC 2395*)

Subfamily: Mid-2010 Model ID: MacBook7,1

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 256 MB

Std Storage: 250 GB (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive

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Hello. Here are some answers that I hope will help you out.

Operating system wise look for a copy of Snow Leopard - 10.6.3 is available

Mac OS uses HFS+ formatting with a GUID partition table.

The reason you saw a flashing "?" is because there was no compatible OS installed. Windows can ONLY be installed by using BootCamp inside Mac OS.

Macs do not use the alt+ctrl+delete shortcut

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Find a copy of Snow Leopard it was the default OS when the laptop was made.

Insert the disc and hold "option" when you power on the computer.

A boot menu prompt will come up, choose the Disc.

Once inside the installer make it through the menus.

BEFORE you install the OS go to "Utilities" and select "Disk Utility"

Inside "Disk Utility" select the Hard Drive and go to "Partition"

Inside Partition set it up to use GUID Partition table and format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

Name the drive the default "Macintosh HD" or whatever you want.

Then you can proceed to install a fresh copy of Mac OS.

Good luck!

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Thakx you guys for your quick response, now if i may ask would any HHD work in my Mac since i will need to replace the damaged one?

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For your second Q - Here's the IFIXIT Guide to replace your HD Hard Drive Replacement.

As to what HD you'll need a drive that is 2.5" 9.5mm high that is SATA II (3.0 Gb/s). Todays newest HD's are SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) which is to fast for your older MacBook.

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