Macbook stuck on blue screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drodrey, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Last night I went to bed leaving my macbook downloading a large file overnight. I come back this morning and my computer was frozen on the password screen. Force shut down and now when I restart it won't move off the light blue screen that first appears when you start up. After a while the Apple logo will come and the little spinning wheel appears as well. For a while a bar came up down the bottom, as if it was installing an update, but i just checked and it's now gone.

    I have no idea what to do. I've restarted it with the snow leopard disk in (although this ISN'T the disk it came with - i seem to have misplaced it) and absolutely no response. Also tried restarting in safe mode and no response.

    My biggest issue is that i'm leaving tomorrow for a 6 month trip where I need to take my macbook. I don't have time to take it to the apple store or send it in for repairs.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay I've tried a fair few of the solutions with no success, I've seen absolutely nothing other than the blue/grey screen.

    I've managed to dig up the cd that came with my Mac, so I'm trying that now. Problem is I don't know how long to try these things for. I tried restarting while pressing the option key and I let it sit, doing the same blue screen loading thing... After 30 minutes I gave up and am now trying the disk option. Is 30 minutes enough time? I inserted the cd about 20 minutes ago and it doesn't appear to be doing anything different.

    My closest genius bar is booked out all week, but do you think if I rang and begged and offered to come in first thing tomorrow morning they'd let me? Because as I said, tomorrow night I'm on a plane to London. Otherwise there's a genius bar about 2 hours from me. I'm absolutely desperate. I have physical copies of them but all my travel plans are on thus computer
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It shouldn't take 20 minutes.
    What MacBook (Pro) is it?
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    London has five Apple Stores too, thus you could take your currently non-functioning MB(P) with you and take it to an AS there.
    http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/
     

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