MacBook Air wont turn on!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mohawkapple, May 20, 2013.

  1. mohawkapple macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2013
    i bought my daughter a mid 2012 macbook air 13" its was fine for a couple months now all of a sudden it wont turn on. well actually it turns on and does this,
    it takes about 10 minutes for the progress bar to finish then it shuts down and does nothing till i press the power botton to turn it back on and does it all over again with the progress bar and shuts down again,over and over. I've tried to restart it about 4/5 times and still the same thing!
    thanks for any advice.
  2. PaulCostello macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    I would take it to an apple store. At only 2 months, I wouldnt trust it even if you found a quick fix
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Run a hardware diagnostic, SEARCH this forum for instructions or Google.

    If nothing wrong with hardware then advise re-load Operating System.

    Don't want to do any of that, since it's still under warranty, take it in.
  4. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    Do you have it powered by the AC adapter when doing this. If not, do so. It appears to be installing a firmware update and may require the AC adapter be connected in order to fully complete the process.
  5. mshaf macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Had a similar issue with mine until the software update fixed it just a few days ago. This should resolve the issue initially until you install the update
  6. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    connect power cord and start up - could be installing a firmware update as previously suggested.
    if that doesn't work then,
    restart and hold down command+option+p+r (simultaneously) at the first chime until you hear the chime repeated 2 or 3 times - then allow to start up normally.
    if that don't fix it, off to the Apple Store
  7. mohawkapple thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2013
    thanks for the help guys last night i reset it by holding down power and option at the same time and reset it to factory settings and deleted everything and reloaded mountain lion now everything is working great again :)
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I would still take it in and have a hardware diagnostic ran on it. Could be a faulty ssd.
  9. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd also run that firmware update that came out this past week as others have advised.

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