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Boot USB to install on new hard drive

Alright I put a new ssd in the hard drive location plugged in and I have I USB with an installer for lion on it and I plugged it in as well I start up the Mac and hold option but I can't get to the drive select screen it just turns gray and stays that way. Any help?

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There is no instructions on how to do this jumper setup and I have not yet install the optibay just trying to install lion on the ssd before hand so I can just plug it it when I need to.


My ssd doesnt have the 4 pins it only has the powere and sata connection nothing else.


What are the last 3 characters of your laptop's serial numbers? What is the brand and model of your SSD? Did you try the PRAM and SMC resets? If you did not please do, then try the boot to option.


Ssd-Samsung mcbqe32g5mpp and MacBook last 3 is f5w and I did reset pram and smc.


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My first best guess is you need to set the jumper pins on the SSD to limit it to 1.5GBs. They are located next to where the data cable plugs in on the same side of the drive. On the drive label there should be a diagram showing how to do that. Next reset your PRAM and SMC. Click here and click here for instructions on the resets.

If you installed that drive enclosure for the optical bay, you mentioned getting earlier, I would unhook the cable to it. Leave it unhooked until you get your operating system loaded to the possibility of it adding problems to the mix.

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