Macbook Pro Will Not Boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dazz77, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. dazz77 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Can someone please help me.Bought a Macbook pro 17" recently and am just getting to know it.

    Restarted my laptop yesterday after downloading itunes update but it won't boot up.It chimes, the apple screen comes up with the twirly thing spinning,but after about 20 seconds it restarts itself again and goes through the same process,it keeps repeating this and will not boot.

    I have tried -holding mouse button down whilst restarting
    -holding command s and typing after prompt the scfk/etc etc
    -holding command s and typing reboot
    -holding down 'x' whilst restarting
    -starting without battery

    I live in a remote area and getting professional help is going to be very time consuming and require me to travel quite a ways.

    Please help I don't want to have to use my friends dell!
  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2003
    St. Louis, USA
    Have you tried holding Option + Command + P + R during startup? That zaps the PRAM, and can be a lifesaver.
  3. animaxcg macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
  4. dazz77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Macbook won't boot

    Thanks guys but the command 'v' doesn't work, and 'command' 'apple' 'p' + 'r' is'nt any good either.
    Thanks for your time anyway.

    I have also now noticed there is an incredible amount of heat coming from my laptop.

  5. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    Perhaps you should call Apple support it sounds like there is something very wrong with your system beyond what you can fix yourself.
  6. dazz77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Macbook won't boot

    Yeah i know. Pretty much knew that from the start...
    Just hoping there was a mac god out there somewhere...
    thanks anyway

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