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My MacBook freezes at startup.

MacBook will start with normal tone, but freezes with a gray screen and continually sounds the start up tone over and over and over....

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Have a look at this article on the apple website it may help you http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570

Posted on Jan 02, 2012

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SOURCE: MacBook won't start up.

If you have your Mac OS X Install disc, insert it into the drive.
Restart the computer and hold down "C" while booting.
Choose your language.
Select "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" in the menu bar.
Select your Macbook's hard drive in the left sidebar.
Click the "First Aid" tab thats along the top of the viewer window.
Click "Verify Disk" (not verify disk permissions)
If this shows errors click "Repair Disk"
Once completed close the Disk Utility window.
Restart the computer.
If this fails to fix it as well then your next option would most likely be recovering your files from the macbook either by booting into target disk mode (hold down T at startup) and transferring them via a firewire cable, or removing the hard drive and hooking it up to another Mac to get the files. Then do a clean install of Mac OS X using your installation discs.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Powerbook G4 Laptop not starting :-(

sotware is awry 1. put in your system disk and restart holding the c key 2. when the screen shows hit continue 3. go to utilities in the header menu 4. select disk utilty 5. select repair permissions 6. select repair disk after the permission repair is complete 7. quit utility go to start up disk  select your hard drive and restart good luck

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SOURCE: on startup, white screen with question mark folder

my mac pro laptop has white screen flashing folder with question mark it fell & when i took it to the store they told me it was the hard drive so i bought a new one and it still does the same thing so how do i fix my laptop . please help

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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SOURCE: My MacBook Pro fails to start up. The display

There are several different possible causes so if you have your manual it will tell you how to go through some of the resets. From what your describing it sounds as if the graphics chip is one of those possibilities. Nvidia had some questionable chips used in some of the 2007 model MBP's so if your MBP falls in this category you need to call Apple as they extended the warranty for these models to 3 years. There are some home remedies for this issue but I would definitely go through Apple as the graphics chip is part of the logic board as a lot can go wrong and there is no graphics card to just change out. If this doesn't apply to you then your back to the resets which you can get a list for all of these on the Apple website.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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You may have to reset the PRAM. Note: To print these instructions, open Help Viewer's Action pop-up menu (looks like a gear), then choose Print.
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  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Option, Command (?), P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on your Mac.
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Why is my macbook air a1466 showin a file with a question mark when i turn it on and how do i fix it


http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1440

A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac Symptoms

If you see a flashing question mark when you start your Mac, it's probably because it can't find the system software it needs to start up. Usually, all you have to do to get your Mac back up and running is remind it where its software is.
Resolution

If your computer starts up normally after a brief delay, you probably just need to reselect the startup disk in Startup Disk preferences. It's normal to see the flashing question mark when a startup disk has not been selected. In most cases, reselecting the startup disk is all that is required to resolve the issue.

Sometimes, your computer may not start beyond the flashing question mark.

Tip: If your computer has a gray screen (with no flashing question mark) startup issue, see Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup.

Check the mouse and keyboard

This issue might occur if a mouse or trackpad button is pressed during startup. Make sure the button isn't pressed.

If the issue persists, shut down your Mac with its power button, disconnect any external mouse and keyboard, then turn on your Mac with its power button. If the flashing question mark issue persists, reconnect the keyboard and mouse.

Additional steps

If your Mac still starts to a flashing question mark, follow the steps below. If any step resolves the issue, you don't need to continue to the next one.

  1. Select your Mac OS X startup disk with Startup Manager by restarting and holding the Option key. After your Mac starts up, restart again to verify that the flashing question mark does not appear.
  2. If the issue persists, insert your Mac OS X installation disc. Be sure to either use the disc that came with your Mac, or, if you installed a later Mac OS X version from disc, use the newer disc.

    MacBook Air note: On a MacBook Air, there are two options for starting up from Mac OS X media: Either connect a MacBook Air SuperDrive to the MacBook Air via the USB port and restart the computer, holding down the C key during startup, or use Remote Install Mac OS X to startup from a system software DVD that's located on a partner computer. Once started up from Mac OS X media, skip to step 3.

  3. Restart the computer, then hold the C key during startup.
  4. From the Utilities menu, choose Disk Utility. Don't click Continue.
  5. Select your Mac OS X disk (named "Macintosh HD" by default) in the left side of the Disk Utility window.
  6. Click the First Aid tab.
  7. Click Repair Disk to verify and repair any issues with your Mac OS X startup disk.
  8. After repairing the disk, try to start up normally.

    Important: If Disk Utility finds issues it cannot repair, you may need to back up as much of your data as possible (or use Time Machine to back up to a different disk), then erase the disk and reinstall Mac OS X. You should back up important files and data before erasing a drive. Erasing deletes everything on the hard disk (including things on your desktop). Also, you can install Mac OS X onto an external disk, start from the external disk, and use Migration Assistant to transfer items from your usual internal Mac OS X startup disk to the external disk, then erase the internal disk and reinstall Mac OS X.
  9. If the issue persists, and Disk Utility didn't find any irreparable issues, quit Disk Utility, quit the Installer, select your disk when prompted, and restart.
  10. If the issue continues, reset PRAM. Note: After resetting PRAM, if the computer starts up normally, reselect the startup disk in the Startup Disk preferences.
  11. If none of these steps resolve the issue, start up from the Mac OS X Installation disc and reinstall Mac OS X.
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  1. Be sure your Mac is shut down.
  2. Press the power button.
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Shut down your computer and wait 10 seconds.

Press the power button.

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You should press the Shift key as soon as possible after you hear the startup tone, but not before.

Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple logo and progress indicator (spinning gear).

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  1. Be sure the computer is shut down.
  2. Press the power button.
  3. Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
  4. Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).
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