MacBook Won't Start Up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilsuprano, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. lilsuprano macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2005
    My 4 month old MacBook has been working perfectly since day one, never had a problem. Earlier today I went to eat lunch and put it to sleep (folded it shut). When I was in the kitchen, I heard the OS X start up chime, but didn't think anything of it.

    When I returned to my MacBook, it was off. I tried turning it back on, but it wouldn't pass the Apple screen with the Apple on it and the little circle that spins underneath it. After about 5 minutes, it just goes to a blue screen.

    I tried restarting it many times, I tried taking out the battery and the power cord, I tried repairing the disk and permissions, and still,it won't start up.

    Anybody care to shed some light on the situation?


  2. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    I have never seem something like this before, but it looks like
    your HD is bad. 4 months old means that you might still have
    under Applecare. Other choice would be to talk with a Genius Bar.

  3. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    When the hard drive is the problem it shows a folder with a question mark.

    In the case it was the hard drive, I would recommend you to take it to an Apple Store, maybe some of the data can be saved.

    If you boot from the OS X DVD can you get to the point where you can select to install OS X?
  4. lilsuprano thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2005
    Well I couldn't figure out what was the problem, so I managed to reformat it, and I'm posting from my MacBook right now..

    Weird though..

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