Macbook just stopped working...

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

  1. bgfdoherty macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    Sounds like harddrive is dying and close to death.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    That's one possibility. Can you boot to your computer's restore disk?
  4. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    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

    Feb 27, 2009
    How do i do that?

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