Macbook wont start up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Abolish666, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Abolish666 macrumors newbie

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    im having trouble with my macbook i press the power button it starts up i hear the chime sound then it loads for about 7-10 mins then shuts off and just starts up i hear chime and again it loads for like 7-10 mins and just repeats starting up and restarting. help!
     
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    Did you try ALL the steps in that guide? You can't be this quick
     
  4. Abolish666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did.... tried smc boot from disk and all
     
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    Did you really try every step the guide offered? You couldn't even boot from the restore DVD?

    What specific Mac do you have and do you still have warranty or Apple Care?



    So you couldn't boot from disk or you could?

    Any error messages that kept turning up?
     
  6. Abolish666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1. what restore disk?
    2. no warrrnty
    3. no error messages
    4. Macbook i forget what version i think 10.5.8
     
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    The grey disk that came with your Mac, it has OS X in it and it can be used to restore OS X.
     
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    1. The grey restore disk(s) that came with your Mac, DVD 1 contains system files, DVD 2 has iLife and other applications on it.
    4. When did you buy it - month and year would be nice and did you buy it from Apple or some other vendor?
     
  9. Abolish666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought the mac from best buy and i had it for 1.5 years now. and i put the disk in the first one and help option when startup and nothing
     

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