computer powers down after apple logo
I purchased a used macbook 2.0Ghz on ebay. I am trying to figure out what is wrong with it. I got a new hard drive for the computer as the old one was missing. I got a LION disk burned to DVD. I've tried to install the OS with DVD.
I can get it to the apple logo, after it stays gray for a few seconds. The pin wheel will start to turn then the computer powers down. I am guessing it spins for about 10 seconds. I can hear it accessing the DVD, but I don't feel or hear the hard drive being read.
I've tried all the key combos I can think of, nothing will make it work any more than I can get it to. I held down the option key at start up. The hard drive wouldn't show up, just the OS install disk.
Is it a hard drive cable or a logic board? If I need a new board, can I upgrade to a faster processor?
Is this a good question?