MacBook Air wont turn on!

mohawkapple

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2013
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k-town
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.
 

PaulCostello

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

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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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.
 

hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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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.
 

halledise

macrumors 65816
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
 

mohawkapple

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2013
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k-town
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 :)
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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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 :)
I would still take it in and have a hardware diagnostic ran on it. Could be a faulty ssd.