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masterjedi73

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 12, 2004
439
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I rarely turn off this computer and it has run like a champ. The only other issue with it is that the battery needs to be replaced. I keep it plugged in, and when i don’t get about 30 minutes of usage out of it.

Last week, I opened it and it had the flashing question mark folder. It had already been on. I restarted it and it was fine.

Yesterday I had used it, left it open, and went back to it a few hours later and it had the flashing question mark folder again.

Any ideas what’s going on? Thanks!
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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The flashing question mark means that the Mac can't find a copy of the OS from which to boot.

I'd suggest booting to the recovery partition, and then running disk utility on the internal drive.
Use the "first aid" button.
 

masterjedi73

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 12, 2004
439
4
Thanks. I did that and it was fine. I rebooted it and now it’s constantly freezing. Methinks a new Mac is in my future.
 
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