Reinstall OS X (no hard drive shows)


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First off. excuse my english, its not great
So my mac crashed out of nowhere and i have no idea what to try next.

i was in OS X Utilities trying to reinstall OS X and there is no hard drive to select.
so i tried going to Disk Utility to fix it. but nothing seems to work
Repair disk does not work
Erase Mac OS Extended (jo...) does not work

is it possible to get past this installing from a usb or something else? (i do not have access to another Mac)

Thanks
 
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Hello and welcome.

-Which model Mac?
-Which version of OS X/macOS?
-Do you have a current Time Machine or other backup of your data?
-How much free space is available on the drive?

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Hello and thank you!
- Model A1502 (emc2835)(Early 2015 13" base model)
- OS X Yosemite is what is installed
- i do not
- Cant find anything about free space in disk utility but should be around 25-35 gb as of a few days ago.
 

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OK, thanks. That is a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015).

It could be a failing hard drive, cable, or only a corrupted OS X install. Hard to tell, but since there are many things that aren't working, it sounds more like a hardware issue - probably with the drive.

Since you don't have a backup of your data, it may be wise to have someone look at it - an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. I would hate to have you lose all of your data. Is there any data that is really important that you do not want to lose?

Do you have one near you?

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I Do not have any apple store near me. But i don't mind if i lose it as long as i get to fix the Mac.
 
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OK...

-Does the drive show in anything - Disk Utility, Installer, etc.? If not, it's probably a hardware failure of some kind.
-Did you happen to have FileVault enabled?
-What messages do you get in Disk Utility?
-Have you tried Disk Utility from macOS Recovery?

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