MacBook Froze - Now black screen , help ?

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  1. meismeok macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook crashed recently. It was right after I exited after playing the sims 3 and clicked back on to a safari window I had already had open before. I opened a new tab (cmd-t) and then it was loading and it went all bezerk and it froze and then it kept with that little rainbow-loading circle cursor...It was frozen I couldn't force quit safari or anything like that. I tried holding on to the power button, nothing happened...and then I closed my laptop...and now when I opened it, it's just a black screen (but the light on the bottom is still on, not blinking but on) so I don't know what's wrong or how to fix it...please help I am desperate...thank you.

    By the way, I am typing this on my iPhone so sorry if this isn't in the best quality.
     
  2. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    What MacBook

    If you can say what macbook you have i should be able to help. does it have a removable battery?
     
  3. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    What To Do In Each Scenario

    Remove The Power Cord as soon as possible.

    If you have a removable battery remove it now.
    If you don't let it run down completely.

    Then hold down the power button for about 5-7 seconds this will reset the SMC.

    Put your power cord back in

    Does it boot now?
    If not leave your macbook for 1 day on the charger.

    If that dosn's work i cant help:confused:
     
  4. meismeok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The latest one I'm pretty sure yah. It has like a different bottom(more grippable) I got it in the mail about a week or 2 ago.
     
  5. meismeok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I will try this.. I don't know if the battery is removable-I'd have to unscrew the bottom of the laptop to get to it, so I suppose not. I am do thankful for advice though.. I'll wait till it runs out completely and try this.
     
  6. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    If it is the new one

    If your mac is the new one you should be able to take it to a mac genius and get it repaired under warranty.
     
  7. meismeok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much, your 2nd reply helped it..and now it's up and working again ! ! ! ! Guess I don't have to bring it in now. :D
     
  8. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    Macs are usually very easy to fix if you have that problem I get it if inleave my display on for more than 1-2 hours so I wouldn't recommend doing that
     

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