Macbook Does Not Start

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danieldjr412, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. danieldjr412 macrumors newbie

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    I need help. My MacBook won't start up right. The battery is full. The screen does light up, but the little Apple symbol doesn't show. After waiting about 30-45 seconds, There is a file icon and a question mark on it. I also hear a clicking noise in the corner of the keyboard. If anyone knows how to fix this, please post a comment/response or email me at DJR412@hotmail.com.
     
  2. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    hmm, clicking sound could be from a dying hd, the file icon with the question mark is just like the very old macs without an hd in them
     
  3. danieldjr412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to fix it?
     
  4. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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  5. danieldjr412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The clicking sound is very faint. Click, clllick. click, clllick. It repeats over and over. It's coming from the right.
     
  6. danieldjr412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also.. does it help to say that the HD Light is still on?
     
  7. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    does it sound like a card in a bicycle spoke? HD light?
     
  8. danieldjr412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    thats odd cause it really should only being on when it is in in sleep mode, I have to say that I'm pretty sure that it is a hard disk failure since it won't boot up, is it still under warranty.
     
  10. danieldjr412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, what can I do to make my MacBook work again?
     
  11. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    I'd recommend taking it into an apple store if you have on near by so you can have someone at a genius bar take a look at it. Oh and if it is under warranty, I'm almost completely sure you can have the hd replaced for free.
     
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  13. electricgiraffe macrumors newbie

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    I had this with mine. It went back to Apple who replaced the Hard Disc as it had siezed, so I hoped you were backed up. Seems there is a bad batch of seagate drives doing the rounds.
     

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