getting nothing but a white screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dave Garrett, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Dave Garrett macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I tried restarting my computer several times and holding down the option/alt key. When I turn my computer back on I get this white screen with a flashing looking folder image and a question mark that keeps flashing? any Ideas
     
  2. TechJohnson macrumors newbie

    TechJohnson

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    #2
    You done broke it! *sarcasm*
    Hopefully someone can help, I'm not sure lol. It was just perfect opportunity to say that. lol
     
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    #3
    You need to life boat that thing, target disk mode into another mac and see whats there.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That flashing ? means the Mac cannot find the OS to boot from. Most commonly this means a bad boot drive.
     

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