MBP broken, Does not start up. Not a display problem.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HatefulMeaning, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. HatefulMeaning macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
    I know there is a different thread with similiar problems but I still want to ask so I won't have to go through all the trouble of calling Apple and etc. I have a MBP, yesterday it was working just fine, I shut it down and go to sleep, next time I booted it up all the happens is that I hear the chime in the beginning and them it just freezes after that. I tried redoing it, holding down the option button and waiting a few minutes pressed right and enter, which is usually the regular combination for Windows (bootcamp). Nothing happened after I waited a few minutes, I tried to open in MacOSX waited like 10 minutes and none of the key functions work. So in the end I concluded that it won't start up, I also plugged in a second monitor to see if it was just me going nuts here.

    Sorry for the rambling. Please help. Thank you very much.
  2. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
  3. MacFanatic08 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    When you held down the option key and got to the boot loader (blue screen) did you see both your Windows and Mac volumes? If yes your drive isn't dead, but may need repairs to the MacOS volume.

    Insert the installer DVD and boot from that. After you select "English" stop there. Go to the Utilities menu and run Disk Utility. Select your Mac volume on the left and click First Aid. Click repair disk.

    Report back.

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