No exit symbol on mac start up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sarah3585, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Can anyone tell me what it means?

    There is no apple symbol just this no exit cross on the grey start up screen
     
  2. Catch Them macrumors regular

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    have you installed any Mac OS X Updates or firmware?

    try these:

    Reset PRAM:
    You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously: Command Option P R
    immediately at start up, it will chime once then do a restart, keep holding until you hear a second chime.

    if not, Press and hold X immediately at start up to try a force boot of OSX


    Otherwise:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1892?viewlocale=en_US
     
  3. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Thanks.

    I reloaded OSX last night. It's a new mpb and I haven't put all my files on it yet so it didn't take too long to get it back to how it was.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

    sickmacdoc

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    Great to hear it was that painless for you, but I suppose this is a good time to throw in a friendly reminder to get a backup routine started now (unless you already have one)- before you need it! ;) You didn't have anything on there yet thank goodness, but think how it would feel if you had and did not have it backed up. Like they say, it is not a question of if a hard drive will fail, but when!
     
  5. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Already bought one after getting my mbp. Thanks for the advice and help! :)
     

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