Mac won't start!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chookabok, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. chookabok macrumors newbie

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    I recently got a mac book from my school. Last night it was freezing quite a bit so I shut it down. This morning when i boot it up I get a screen saying 'you need to restart you computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again'. Each time I do this though I get the same screen.
    I think the start up disk for the computer is at my school. is there anyway I can get it working just for today?? I have also tried holding down F8 as i start it.
     
  2. chookabok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dvd stuck in computer

    my other issue is is that their is a movie dvd inside the computer that I am unable to get out.....so this means I can't put anyother disk in their to help with the problem
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    You should still be able to perform pre-boot commands before you get the kernel panic. Either press and hold the trackpad button until the disk ejects or press and hold the alt/option key until you get to the boot screen, then press and hold the eject button to eject the disc.
     
  5. chookabok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    track pad button?

    which one is the track pad button?
     
  6. chookabok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O.k I just got the disk out!!! THANKYOU :)

    Still can't get past the little black screen though to safe boot option
     

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