So, I finally went for the plunge. After yaers and years of hearing how much easier life was with a Mac, I went and bought one. Shiny new white MacBook, the middle one. So, i open it up, steady my index finger and sink the power button into the case. Screen lights up, nice little 'bring' startup sound, and then, nothing. Nada, rien, nic, niente, nichts... doesn't load anything, screen just stays white. what a let down. After all these adverts, 'Macs just work' and I have never even experienced this with a Windows PC! Ok, so I know there are many many happy Mac users out there, but the sorrow I feel, especially as I have just converted from PC to Mac. So, I booted up with the installation DVD, and tried reinstalling OS X. It went through the 'Checking Installation DVD' bit for ages, then said due to an error, this can not be performed! Wow, looks like my new MacBook is not as problem free as I had earlier imagined. So, as I can't reintsall the OS X this way, does anyone else have any ideas? I can take it back to the shop, but I would like to give it a try myself first, so that I can learn to troubleshoot Macs a bit already, in case something happens in the future. Help much appreciated people, thanks!