My 13" macbook is on blue screen and doesn't start up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zf00112, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. zf00112 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.
    After searching around I have run out of ideas on where to look for help on a issue I have with one of my macs.

    So I registered here.

    Let me see if I can explain what my issue is without being too confusing.

    I have a regular 13" Macbook (its an older computer that I bought used from someone on ebay)

    It was working just fine until about 3 weeks ago.
    I was updating like I normally do and the kernel "you must shut down your computer" came up in the middle of the update.

    So I of course turned it off.
    When I went to turn it back on, I got a blue screen with the spinning loading icon on the blue screen.

    It then changed to a different lighter blue screen and hasn't ever gone any further.

    I was wondering. How do you fix this? And why did this happen?

    Any help is really appreciated.

    Thank you
     
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  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Have you tried taking the battery out for a while, then putting it back in and trying again?
     
  4. zf00112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I edited my title. Sorry about the old one.
    And I looked on that website and it looks like I have to buy a startup disk to try and fix the problem.
    Any suggestions?

    I tried that method and it didn't solve my problem. Thanks for the help though.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    You don't have your grey Restore Disks anymore? If not, and your 13" MB is from 2009 and earlier, you might get by with a 29USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD.
     
  6. zf00112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not have the startup disks that came with it.
    And I think it is from before 2009. How would I find out?

    And thank you again.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    http://www.ifixit.com/Info/ID-your-Mac
     
  8. zf00112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it was way before 2009

    MacBook (13-inch Late 2006)
    1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo) MacBook 13"

    So the next step is to buy 29USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and use it as my "startup disk" to reset the failed update?
     
  9. session101 macrumors regular

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    if I were you i would start all over, i don't trust people from ebay with formats and clean installs...

    I would re-format your mac, the correct way!
    and re-install your OSX of your choosing, 10.7 i would recommend

    then see if you are still having problems, if you are still getting a blue screen your HD might be at the stage of failing....
     
  10. zf00112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re-formatting would include just buying a brand new OSX?
     
  11. session101 macrumors regular

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    did it come with OSX cd's? if not then you should buy the 10.6 snow leopard CD's then, when you get those then you can start the cleansing
     

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