MacBook wont boot CD drive just makes a repetitive sound

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mimosamac, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. mimosamac macrumors newbie

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    HI All,

    I was updating software on my mac (fresh install). It was doing some kind of firmware update and told me to shut down. I shut down, but when i restart, the screen flashes, and the cdrom just makes a repetitive sound (almost like ejecting bu no cd is in there) every second or two. Any Idea what happened or how i can rescue this guy? :)

    THanks,
    Adam
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    how long have you left it restarting for?

    maybe try holding :apple:+Option+P+R on startup for a couple of chimes.
     
  3. mimosamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As soon as it starts up the cdrom is just humm humm...humm humm...humm humm...and just keeps doing that. Tried your recommendation and no luck. It was running fine 20 minutes ago :(
     
  4. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    Why were you doing a fresh install? Was there a problem to begin with?
     
  5. mimosamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, I bought it from a buddy - wanted a fresh machine to start off with :(
     
  6. mimosamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now when i turn on the macbook white light

    is just flashing steadily. But nothing happens ...
     

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