Won't boot up...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ied0135, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. ied0135 macrumors member

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    Waco, Texas
    #1
    I have no idea what I did, but my Mac locked up, so I held the button to restart it and when I did a screen came up and stayed that has the power button symbol in the background and a message over it saying:

    "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button."

    I know to hold down the Power button, everyone knows that, but what is the Restart button? I also tried just keeping it off overnight and booting up again, but that didn't work either.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Fishtalk macrumors regular

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    Oct 21, 2008
    #3
    If all else fails..... Try pulling one of the RAM Memorys ( you'll have to go into your computer) if that dont work try switching the top slot to the bottom slot.... you never know. Took me 2 weeks of screwing around with my pismo... I was ready to throw it out untill someone suggetsed the "above"... bought a new RAM stick and its been working perfectly since then. Good luck
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    #4
    You also might want to take a look at the Apple doc covering Kernal Panics since that is the name of the trouble you are experiencing.
     

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