White screen startup, will not load installation disk
Recently my laptop froze. After powering off and powering back on, I could get no further than the white start up screen, gray Apple logo, and the spinning wheel. After doing some research, I figured it was a hard drive issue. Replaced the hard drive and the ribbon cable connecting the drive to the logic board. With the OS installation disk in the optical drive, holding down the Option key during startup, I get an error message that states that I need to power off the computer and then power back on. After doing that, I get the same thing again.
Any ideas on what this could be or should I just take it to an Apple store?
Is this a good question?