Stuck on blue screen, spinning wheel.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Lovelock, May 6, 2011.

  1. Lovelock macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    Hi, bought an 13" white macbook today off a friend for cheap. I knew it had issues and he said it stuck on loading. Which it does.

    After reading around it appears it a common problem, but i cant get to the bottom of it.

    It shows the login bit where it has the loading bar, then goes to a blue page with curser and then back to spinning wheel.

    I have tried the fsck and PRAM stuff.

    Just tried botting in verbose mode but it just has one line which is showing it: Login Window Application Started.

    Its been like that for 10 minutes or so.

    I do not have the install disks but will try and get them if he has them.

    Any help?
  2. Lovelock thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    i think ill take a trip to the apple store tomoz :)
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT
    have you tried booting into safe mode (holding down left shift key when you turn the computer on)?

    as simsaladimbamba said, drop $30 on the SL disc. You're gonna need it eventually

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