My MBP won't start; blue screen just stays there

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by travisbrowny, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. travisbrowny macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008
    I've had this issue for the past three days. I press the power button on my mac and the Apple logo appears for a long period of time. After the logo is gone, the usual blue background before login appears. The problem is that it just stays on this blue screen. There is occasional flickering from time to time (it goes from a lighter shade of blue to a darker one).

    I tried running single user and typing "fsck -y" and it reads that "The Volume _____ appears to be OK". I restart after this but still have the same issue. It just stays on the blue screen. I also tried resetting the PRAM and NVRAM, but still no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have a Leopard DVD but the optical drive on my MBP doesn't work. Thanks for reading!
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Try booting from your Installer DVD and run Disk Utility's Disk Repair. Otherwise, you might have to do a re-install...
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    This happened to my Fiancee's powerbook w/o any explanation when I upgraded it from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 a long while back.

    No one at apple could help - spoke to 3 different powerbook product specialists, including one who said they were a "level 3" tech. No one here could help. Nothing I tried helped.

    You can try resetting PRAM/NVRAM, You can try a utility like Drive Genius or Disk Warrior, but I'd say get ahold of another Mac, boot your 'Book to target disk mode, plug in your firewire cable, get your data off, and then do a clean reinstall. It's going to be your best bet.

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