Mid-06 MacBook can't boot 'completely' - Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by diametric, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. diametric macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2006

    Yesterday when I got back home, I took my mid-06 MacBook out of my backpack and lifted the lid and it didn't come out of sleep. After a while I simply did a hard shut down and my computer refused to function. It would turn on: I could hear the fan and the sleep light would turn on. But tthat's alll. After some freaking out, I got the disc that came with my MacBook (a tiger install disc, couldn't find my leopard disc) and inserted it- hallelujah! It booted into the disc and I verified the disk. All was fine. I rebooted back into leopard and all seemed fine till... Moving my computer in the slightest causes it to restart. After a while of this, it reverted back to not functioning so I reinserted the tiger disc and it still does not work. So now I have a MacBook that can't get passed a black boot screen with a copy of tiger stuck inside

    I tried the steps in apples troubleshooting guide: troubleshootng computer with no video. Still no luck.

    Anyone have any advice to fix this or shall I just take it into warranty to get serviced

    Thanks to those who reply.
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    From what you've described, it sounds like a hard drive going out. If you've got warranty, no problem. I'd take it to a genius in any case to see what the problem is.

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