Startup screen locks w/ spinning wheel, white screen on A1260
Recently my computer went crazy and my screen locked up while watching a video. It was extremely difficult to find the mouse cursor, but I was eventually able to properly shut down my computer. After trying to startup afterwards, I got to the white screen with the Apple logo and the spinning wheel. After a few moments, the spinning wheel stopped spinning.
After researching a bit on ifixit.com (love it, by the way), I found that it was more than likely a hard drive issue. I replaced the hard drive (thanks again, ifixit), inserted the OSX installation disk and rebooted. I got the white screen, but no Apple logo OR spinning wheel. It eventually popped up with a note saying that I needed to restart. This has now become a sick, vicious cycle!
Any ideas? Thanks!
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