Help!! MBP won't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Namikaze, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Namikaze macrumors member

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    So I wake up this morning and turn on my macbook and it doesnt boot. It just comes to this screen

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    can anybody please tell me whats wrong with it? and how I can fix it.
     
  2. Lord Farken macrumors member

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    forder icon of dead

    well never see that screen,did you try to boot from the mac os dvd and try to repair mac hd
    if you can't boot from dvd too, your mac is toast i need professional help
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try "zapping" the PRAM.

    cmd-opt-p-r on startup, until 2nd chime.

    Aside from not finding the startup drive, it's also on wrong screen resolution (note black pillars).
     
  4. Lord Farken macrumors member

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
    hope that do the trick
     
  5. Namikaze thread starter macrumors member

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  6. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    that would be my guess

    do you hear the HD spin up when you power on the machine?
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Could be.

    Startup on your install/recovery DVD. After selecting language, you can start Disk Utility (from Menu) and run First Aid on your hard drive.

    (boot on DVD by holding down the "c" on startup, or hold down "opt" and select it)
     
  8. Namikaze thread starter macrumors member

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    could it possibly be a situation here where i can't fix it at all...?
    gotta search for my restore disk in the mean time
     
  9. magamo macrumors 6502

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  10. Namikaze thread starter macrumors member

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    So im getting the notion that this problem is solvable and my macbook isnt screwed?
     
  11. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Did you follow the steps described on the official support page I linked to? The question mark can appear for various reasons such as system software corruption and mechanical hard drive failure. If it's due to data corruption, you may be able to fix it by following the instruction. But if your HDD has gone for good, it basically means your drive is "screwed," and replacing your HDD is pretty much the only option.
     

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