Macbook just stopped working...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bgfdoherty, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. bgfdoherty macrumors newbie

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    Hey, ive had my macbook for about a year and a half and recently it just stopped working. Literally it was fine one minute and the next the screen was just black. I tried turning it on and off and now it stays at the boot screen for like 30 minutes and then just goes to a blue screen. I can move the cursor around the blue screen and stuff but there are no icons and there is no finder or anything. everytime i turn it off and back on the same thing, bootscreen and then bluescreen. Is there anyway i can figure this out?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like harddrive is dying and close to death.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's one possibility. Can you boot to your computer's restore disk?
     
  4. yezza macrumors regular

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    I had the exact same thing (if I remember correctly) a while back with my macbook. Turns out it was the hard drive which had failed.

    The only thing which saved my data was Disk Warrior. I highly recommend this.

    Boot from your install DVD and run diagnostics.
     
  5. bgfdoherty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do i do that?
     

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