MB Won't Start

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by EricBrian, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    Any ideas how I might get my MB to start.... I open the cover and press the powerbutton. The wait-state icon comes up and spins and spins and spins.

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    What MacBook model specifically? What have you done before you shut it down? Do you still have the Restore DVDs (the gray ones) or a SL Upgrade DVD to run Disk Utility from it?
     
  3. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    It is the most current white MB.

    I don't recall excatly what I did.... Just normal use. No system type installs/changes/etc. Normal meaning playing music and writing a document in Word. Then when done, just "Shut Down."

    Yes, I have the Install DVDs. Was thinking about installing OS again.

    However, I just realized that the easiest thing to do is to take it to a genius at the Apple Store. :)

    Thanks
     
  4. kevinspellman macrumors newbie

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    Reset the PRAM.
    Reset the SMC.
    Use Disk Utility on your OS X Install disc, or discs that came with your computer.
     
  5. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    Took it to the genius bar at the apple store... It has to be sent in. The genius said the motherboard has to be replaced.

    And, thanks for the input. :)
     

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