Macbook Air won't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by frankgobbo, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    Hi all,

    First time poster, long time lurker.

    I have a rev A macbook air that has decided not to boot. This morning it felt quite hot (even for it), so I decided to reboot it to clear any rogue processes out etc.

    It didn't reboot. It got to the white screen with the apple logo and that's as far as it goes. Down the bottom, a progress bar comes up and fills to approx 10%, then disappears. A new progress bar comes up, fills to approx 10%, disappears and is replaced by the spinning "loading" thing (not the colourful ball, just the circle).

    This is as far as the machine goes. I've tried booting and using control/command/p/r etc but so far it just sits there on that white screen with the grey apple logo and the spinning thing.

    I'm worried the HD may be dead; I have no external cdrom drive or anything to try booting off, so that's my lot.

    Any ideas?

  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    Anybody? Please help..

    If you have any suggestions for what to try I'd really appreciate it..
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    Go to Apple Store.
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
  5. macrumors member


    Aug 22, 2008
    You sir, are a jerk.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I don't think talking to people like that is really going to help your cause.

    First, whether he is acting like a jerk there is truth in what he is saying. The only people that will be able to help you will be apple, unless you do not have warranty. Also, have you considered calling their tech suppor to see?

    I am sorry, this has never happened to me so the aforementioned is the only help I can provide. Good luck.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    The progress bar is fsck. It's probably got a dicked up hard drive which corrupted the file system. It's a first gen Air, so it's the iPod hard drive. They are garbage (the hard drives that is).
  8. macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
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    Yes I think the Apple store genius bar people can help you best!
  9. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005

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