My finder on my macbook wont open!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AtaTheArchitect, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. AtaTheArchitect macrumors newbie

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    I'm using a macbook white with the mac os x 10.5.8. The problem now is that I cant open anything on my macbook except for safari. I can access to open finder through file>open new file. But still everything is blurr and I cant click on anything there. my desktop is blank! but still the dock still pops up. Please help me! I'm a student and I really need to use my macbook. I dont have that much money to send my macbook to the app store... please help :(
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Images? If you can't take a screenshot try taking one using a phone camera or something :)
     
  3. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Did you reboot? Even if you don't have a menu bar, just hold down the power button on the MacBook, it's really your only option right now from what you said.
     
  4. AtaTheArchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did... I've tried it a million times.. Is there any other way?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVyH_mc51wc check this video. It is exactly what's happening to my macbook!
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You might have a disk permissions issue.

    Can you see the Spotlight icon on the top right? Click that and type in "Disk Utility" and click on it.

    On the left side, click on Macintosh HD, then under First Aid, click "Repair Disk Permissions", let it run, then do a reboot and see if that works.
     
  6. AtaTheArchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cant :( I cant even use the spotlight... how about the single user mode? do you know how to solve this using that way? thanks for the help btw :)
     
  7. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Try booting into safe mode.

    Hit the power button to turn the Mac on.
    Then hold the shift key after the chime.
    Don't let go until you see Apple Icon and a progress bar.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

    I've had some very strange boot issues solved just by booting into safe mode once. If it boots normally into safe mode, then try disk repair and permission repair.

    Good luck!!!
     
  8. AtaTheArchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really appreciate your help but once again, it didnt work. It's just the same thing :(
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you have the original install DVD that came with the computer. Pop that in and hold the C key while booting to the DVD. Then run Disk Utility and do a repair disk and repair permissions both.
     
  10. AtaTheArchitect thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I lost it a few years ago...... Another useful way please :(
     
  11. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Take it to an Apple Store. They can repair the OS for you.

    Without an Install disk, there's very little you can do.


    Good luck.
     

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