Mac does not boot....(Circle with line through it)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcpage, May 31, 2009.

  1. pcpage macrumors newbie

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    May 31, 2009
    #1
    This started happening after I had booted GoS (Linux) live CD.

    Computer starts up, I get the Apple logo in the middle as usual, then moments later I get a circle with a line through it.

    I tried booting with the "option" key and selected the install DVD but I still get the circle with line through it.

    The computer was working just fine until I booted the live linux CD.

    Tech support says it is a hardware issue and that I should bring it in an apple store.

    Here is a pic of what the circle looks like:
    http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3148/img005ct6.jpg

    It's the circle with line through it but without the apple logo.
     
  2. MeWhOeLsE macrumors member

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    Jan 8, 2007
    #2
    If you cannot boot off the live cd (try holding c when starting up) then it's the hardware. The support rep is right.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #3
    You should try to boot from OS X disk that came with your computer. The Linux live CD may not be compatible with your computer and is not a good test.
     

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