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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up
    My mac book air starts to boot up (the wheal starts to turn for about 30s) than it just turns of

    it was working fine a few hours ago, i did a hardware test (every thing was OK) and after that the problem occurred

    PRAM and SMC reset did't help

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Welcome to Mac Forums.
    You've thried the few steps that I would have suggested already.
    Have you tried starting in safe boot mode holding S when you hear the chime, or tried starting holding option when you hear the chime?

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    thx for your quick answer

    can't boot up in safe mode

    option key, had a response i see mac hd and a blank wireless bar



    FSCK gave this result
    ...
    **Checking catalog file.
    disk0s2: I/0 error.
    invalid key length
    (4, 7458)
    **volume check failed.
    /dev/rdisk0s2 (hfs) exited with signal 8
    ...

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Sorry, I said S for safe boot, but I meant to type hold Shift when you hear the chime.
    Anyway, so if you selected the HD when holding option, I'm guessing you had no joy?

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    tried with the shift key

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Do you have an external air superdrive or access to another Mac that you can either repair the HD from the install disc or in target disk mode?

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    said troues
    yes i have a mac pro,

    can't do target disk mode on macbook air

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Sorry, I just realized that... No firewire! One of the pitfalls of the Air is the lack of ports, and superdrive esp when it comes to troubleshooting. ARGH
    I'm guessing you have no external Superdrive for the Air!
    So, if you are under warranty still, I'd be heading to Apple
    Otherwise, hopefully someone comes along with better suggestions than I've had.
    Sorry I couldn't be of any help.

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    macbook air shuts down after starting to boot up

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    nx for your help, you got me on the right track ill try a few more things before i go to apple

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