Model A1237 or A1304 / 1.6, 1.8, 1.86, or 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Folder with question mark

Booted with USB boot device and in disk utility showing ip as 217 GB checked with known good HDD still the same suspecting the PATA port failure.

Need your suggestion in this can be repaired or need to replace the MLB

Note: Checked with known good cable still the same reaction.

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Can you give us the last four digits of your serial number so we can identify which model you have.

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MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 1.6 13" (Original)

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1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7500)

Intro Date: January 15, 2008* Disc Date: October 14, 2008

Order No: MB003LL/A Model No: A1237 (EMC 2142*)

Subfamily: MacBook Air - Original Model ID: MacBookAir1,1

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 144 MB

Std Storage: 80 GB (4200 RPM) Std Optical: None*

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SN: y51

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A blinking question mark implies the system can't locate a bootable disk.

You stated you were able to boot up under a USB external bootable drive (optical, HD or thumb drive) and were able to run Apple's Disk Utility on your internal drive. So you are able to 'see' the disk which means the drive & the drives SATA cable are in good working order as well as the systems logic board.

Which is all good news! Then the issue is the setup of the disk its self. Can you tell us what happened. Did you try installing some software or upgrade the OS?

Do you have the recovery CD/DVD/USB thumb drive that came with the system? Or, do you have an external disk that has the OS installer present on it.

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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the response

Initially the OS was 10.5.1 and i have formatted and installed 10.7 worked for one day and then started showing up folder with question .

checked with USB bootable device and under disk utility its showing up as 217gb .Tried with Known good HDD and the cable.

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We really need to know exactly which machine you have. Please give the last three figures of your serial number.

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I agree with Mayer here we really do need your model info. I'm still confused a bit as well were you able to boot up under an external drive? Swapping out your internal drive is not as useful informationally here.

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i have the same, how did you fix it?

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Mick - How about creating your own question with your systems details.

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