macbook won't startup- not the usuall problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erikpmort, May 4, 2007.

  1. erikpmort macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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    i had the colored lines and the random shutdowns, sent it in to apple and they fixed it.... (6 mos ago)

    this time when i try to start up, it doesn't work.. tried resetting pram, and it won't work..... after it tries to start for a while i get a black screen that says no bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key. if you have had this problem please share.

    also i can't get the cd out of the computer... tried holding down the trackpad button with no success. when i try to reset the pram it only makes the loud beep once, and then nothing happends.

    thx
     
  2. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a dead motherboard - possibly also a dead HD. Can you start it in target mode (start holding down the t button)?
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If you still have applecare on it you should take it in and have it fixed there. for ejecting the disk I'm assuming that you tried holding down the eject key on the keyboard too.
     
  4. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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    no

    T won't work

    shift aka safe mode won't work.

    this is bad.

    real bad.

    i'm going to try to hook up to another mac via firewire and see if i can get to my HD next....
     
  5. robPOD macrumors 6502

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    do you have any apple care left if you do call them immeadiately, i agree possibly a dead mother board
     
  6. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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    yes

    yeah its still under a year old so i'm sure they'll take care of it.. the real problem is i am supposed to show a wedding video tomorrow with it. timing is everything...:mad:
     
  7. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Is the footage on your HD? If so, you are in some luck as HD's are replaceable on MacBooks - meaning you can take it out and move the footage to another machine, or play from your HD through another machine. You'll need to run out and get an external drive, but so long as you can get to another computer you might be saved. Post back if you need more info.

    YT
     

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