Blinking grey box with "?" in it upon startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Blkeydpeas, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Blkeydpeas macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    When I start up my Macbook, I get the opening chime sound and it goes to the grey/white screen, but will stay on that for a bout ten seconds. After that a blinking grey box appears on the middle of the screen with a question mark in it. The grey box also has a smalled rectangle on top of it, and a little to the left. What does this mean?? They told me on the Apple help line they could help me troubleshoot it for $49 but that wasnt a guarantee it would work. If not I would hav eto send it in. At this point I have done nothing, except make an appointment with my local Mac store to have it looked at Thurs afternoon. Anybody know what this is and how to fix it on my own? Thanks a lot in advance.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Have a look at this article to get you started on troubleshooting.

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