Confusing MacBook Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by appleboyy, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. appleboyy macrumors 6502

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    hello.. just gotten back from a trip with my macbook

    when i switch it on,it plays the chime, but nothing comes up on the display for around 30 seconds.. when it does it shows the arrow for 5 seconds, then goes into a loop of flashing a blue screen and black screen with a white cursor on.. whats up with it?!

    i've tryed booting into EFI mode etc..

    nvram reset..

    nothing works :(
     
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  3. pdubak macrumors member

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    Reset PRAM?

    EDIT: It sounds like a bad OS.. yes, follow the guide :)
     
  4. appleboyy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i don't have the adaptors, but it's recently been to the store for a new lid since the unibody cracking issues...
     
  5. pdubak macrumors member

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    Hold Alt+Command+P+R at startup to do a PRAM reset. It should chime a second time when it's complete. I usually do it 3-4 times before I let go.

    If that don't work I would boot to the OS install CD. You can try doing a Repair Disk or Repair Permissions before doing a restore install.
     
  6. appleboyy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just tryed that combination... nothing, put the cd in.. and its booting now.. but nothings on the screen, this is starting to really bug me now!

    yep, none work :(

    its confusing as it was working fine, and then when i booted it the morning, that happened?!
     
  7. pdubak macrumors member

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    It's possible hardware is the problem then.

    Try getting an external display connected, if the same thing is displayed on the external then you may have a bad logicboard.

    If it's all good on the external display, then the display itself is likely the issue.
     
  8. appleboyy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont have the adaptors, so it looks asif im gonna have to take it to the apple store which is like 2 hrs away !

    second time in 2 months, not good!
     
  9. pdubak macrumors member

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    Or try an AASP if the drives too long. Keep guys like me in business. :D

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1434
     
  10. appleboyy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do they do the 3 strike rule... 3 problems with the laptop and you get a new one? coz im fed up with having to keep taking it back
     
  11. pdubak macrumors member

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    I've never heard of such a thing but a lot of people would be getting free laptops if that was the case.
     
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    The "three strikes" rule does only apply to the same defect, so if you had three defects with the logic board, you'll get a replacement, but if you had three defects on different parts (HDD, logic board, display), it is a bit harder to get a replacement.
     

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