MBA is Frozen, Fan full blasting, won't even turn off...REALLY odd, Please help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by phatjoe, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I believe this may be a unique/odd problem.

    This morning my MBA had a completely black screen. I pressed the power button no luck. I tried all the restart suggestions online, and I finally got to start up.

    Now, I can see the background picture, BUT the cursor is frozen, and after a minute the fans kicks on at full blast. I hit the power button and it won't turn off. It's completely unresponsive. I tried some of the restart suggestions posted online, but nothing is working. :confused:

    Any suggestions? Please help! I'm hoping the folks on here know a trick or restart option that I haven't yet tried.

    THANKS :)
     
  2. macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    #2
    What restart tricks did you try?

    Holding the power button down will force a shutdown.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    This morning I tried this: "Reset PRAM. (After pressing the power button, hold down these keys simultaneously: Command-Option-P-R until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial startup chime.)"

    Also, I tried resetting the SMC.

    I think one these helped me start the MBA.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any suggestions? I may end up taking it to the genius bar, but just trying to avoid the trip....
     

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