Why does my MacBook Pro 15" freeze at startup and gets very hot
Hello, i've been having some problems with my Macbook Pro 15", Model A1226... It freezes at startup and the bottom front of the computer gets very hot if i leave it on the frozen screen (apple logo and stopped spinning gear)... Based on numerous forums, i tried resetting the Pram, Restarting in safe mode, Running the disk utility, resetting the SMC.. Running the disk utitlity (/sbin/fsck -fy) had worked a couple times but now nothing will.... So i was then led to replace the hard drive, i replaced the hard drive with the seagate 750gb, which i purchased from ifixit.com.... So now Im still having trouble starting up and installing the Mac OS X Snow Leopard.... I have everything backed up with time machine on an external hard drive so i was trying a fresh install, holding the option key while turning on, then install OS X, but all its doing is staying on the apple logo screen and the spinning gear, then eventually it will say, restart the computer holding the power button.... Another note the hard drive is not shown when i hold down the option key at startup, just the disc install is shown.... Im guessing because the new hard drive is not recognized since its not formatted yet.... Any Ideas....? Thanks
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