mac won't start. Never ending spinning starburst.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hierobryan, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Location:
    earth/jupiter
    #1
    I tried to wake it from sleep mode, but it would just flash a black screen and make the SuperDrive access sound, then it would repeat, so I had to press ctrl+cmd+power button. Now it's stuck at the white boot screen with the apple logo with the spinning starburst. It's been going for at least 10 minutes now.

    Help :(

    Oh, and this is 10.5.2.
     
  2. JT the Beard macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #2
    This could be a hard drive issue. Try booting from your OS cd (the one that came with your computer). If it boots to the cd, then try to run a hardware diagnostics. It may take a few minutes, but it should tell you what is wrong.

    I have a very similar problem. It ended up being the hard drive.
     
  3. hierobryan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Location:
    earth/jupiter
    #3
    I did what you suggested, but the hard drive is fine.
     
  4. andylyon macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #4
    Did you ever find out the cause of this problem? Exactly the same has happened to me today, never ending spinning. Any ideas anyone?
     

Share This Page