Getting Flashing Folder with ? when turning on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wyofish6, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. wyofish6 macrumors newbie

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    I tried to turn on the MAC, and got a flashing signal of a folder with a question mark. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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  3. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    Could be HD issues
    Logic board issues
    Try booting from a external HD
    make a G apt.
     
  4. tosenka12 macrumors newbie

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    pop out the battery

    i saw something on youtube about checking your wiring or reinstalling, so i tried the wiring first. it turned on when i put in the last bolt. when i shut down and got up the following morning, i got the folder again, but this time i only popped out the battery, and turned it on, and went straight to start up. i would only recommended doing this to back up your files and than reinstalling, because that is what i did
     
  5. Service Droid macrumors newbie

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    What model? 13" MBPs can have faulty hard drive cables, nice and cheap to repair and no loss of data.
     

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