MacBook Pro crashing immediately when booting from El Capitan USB
I have a 17” MacBook Pro from Mid 2009.
The previous owner removed the hard drive, so all I really have to do is reinstall OS X El Capitan.
When I boot up, hold option, and select the USB flash drive, the Apple logo appears. A progress bar appears shortly after before the screen goes black and the computer turns off.
My flash drive is detected in my Mac Mini, and all of the contents of the installer are there.
I opened the computer, and put in a new hard drive. All the components are there and there is no water damage or graphics anomalies.
Since these “not booting” issues are so vague, it’s hard for me to troubleshoot. Any help is much appreciated.
Is this a good question?