Macbook Air A1237 hangs after restart, but works ok from sleep to sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Manilo, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, a few week ago I bought my wife a MBA, model A1237 (I think is an old one), with a 80 GB Hd (no SSD).

    After a few days of working (it's used not brand new), when I shut down the mac and then turned it on again, the spinning circle took forever and never booted up to the osx.

    So, i forced the shutdown (hold pressed the button) and booted with the option key, selected the partition on the HD that has the dvd installation of snow leopard, and make a new installation.

    It booted up fine, worked ok. I left it sleeping a few days (using it) and then again, after I installed some apps, I had to restart it and another time it never booted up.

    I entered the disk utility booting into the dvd partition, but could not repair the disk with this, so again a new installation, what a pain....

    This happened once again, so I am becoming an expert at installing snow leopard :p

    I thought that maybe the memory modules where failing, so I downloaded memtest and run it at boot, twice, but everything is ok.

    I am guessing maybe the HD is bad??
    Any suggestions? Where to look for this failure?

    Any help appreciated,

    Regards
    MANILO
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ¿Any Suggestions?

    I'm kind of pissed off with this MBA, the first mac at home :(
     

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