My Macbook Wont Startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Omg... today when i turned my macbook on it wont startup.
    It reaches the white screen with the 'chyme' but no apple logo

    I also heard a few very loud clicks...coming from the system but i dont know what it means

    help!!
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Have you been using bootcamp?

    Try booting from your install disk into disk utility, and check your hardware
     
  3. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My sincerest condolences. :(

    Did you try repairing it with Disk Utility on the OSX discs?
     
  5. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    nope not yet.
    im bringing it to apple store tommorow.

    It starts with a grey screen then with folder and a question mark.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's promising. Try starting from the OSX discs and either re-selecting your start up drive, repairing the drive with Disk Utility, or reinstalling the OS with an Archive & Install. :)
     
  7. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Ok, may this be due to the fact that i downloaded too much stuff yesterday?

    Firstly, i had 4.5gb left on my 60gb hardrive, then i left it overnight to download some stuff which was about 6gb+

    Since it was bittorrent, i didnt think that i could finish the 6gb files in like 8 hours...

    So cold this be due to lack of space and jammed my entire hd?

    Btw, is there a way to temporary transfer all my files (some of them are very important) to my external HD?

    Cheers
     
  8. Dubba macrumors regular

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    Not sure of the reason, but I have had PowerBooks and iBooks do the same thing, and it has been a faulty/fried logic board in all cases (a total of five).

    I just wanted to offer a different explanation, but it may be your HD as well.

    In any case, good luck.
     
  9. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    allright. thanks for your input guys!
    hopefully they wont take long to replace the faulty parts..
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    If you have another modern Mac on you, you can start your MacBook up in Target Disk Mode and transfer your data to that mac, or to your external HDD.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Try to always keep at least 8GB of free space on the hard drive. Many file sharing apps assign a certain amount of space at the start of a download, effectively using up the full amount of space form the start. It sounds like yours isn't set to do this because it probably would have given you a warning or not allowed you to save the file. Nevertheless, it's quite possible this entire problem comes down to you not having enough space for the Virtual Memory. That's just a guess. It'll be interesting to hear what the technicians have to say. :)
     

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