MacBook start up issue, not black screen

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by littlewhiteLB, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. littlewhiteLB macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    I've got a 13" MacBook.

    I was working on Illustrator and listening to music. I completely quit all programs and ejected the CD I had been listening to. Then I shut down my MacBook. An hour later I returned to the computer and pushed the power button. The display comes on, however the computer is not making it's usual bwaaaaah ding noise. The display starts as white and then slowly bars of color come forward. They are very faint and then the bars becomes rather opaque.

    I can't use the mouse and no icons appear on the desktop, just these colored bars. Any ideas or suggestions?

    My roommate tried removing the battery and replacing it but this did nothing.
  2. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    reset the pmu go to the apple site it is something along the lines of turn of the comp, take out the battery and than holding the power buttin 5 secs and than battery back in and restart. should work, good luck
  3. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    Reset PMU.

    1. Shut down laptop and remove the AC-Adapter.
    2. Remove battery.
    3. Press and Hold the Power button for more than 5 seconds, then release.
    4. Re-insert battery.
    5. Re-connect AC-Adapter and Press Power Button.

    This should work in theory. However if its not a PM issue and some other logic board failure then probably just go to an Apple retailer. They'll play around with it and then replace it for you if its standard configuration.
  4. littlewhiteLB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    that didn't work... i'm going to take it to the Apple Store in SoHo tomorrow. thanks for your input though!
  5. dibble macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2006
    Coloured stripes on macbook

    I had a similar problem, I think, with the screen filling with fine coloured vertical lines on a white background and nothing else happens. If it is, it seems to be something to do with the 10.4.7 upgrade. Temporary fix is to do a PRAM reboot (hold down option, apple, p & r keys on powering up and keep holding until second boot chime occurs). A permanent fix is to startup from the installation disc 1 and run the 'startup' from 'Utilities' and set it to start with the mac HD OS 10.4.7. This seems to fix it-I have done >15 repeated restarts with no more far so good......:)

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