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    mac won't restart

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    mac won't restart
    My mac air just shut down on me the other day. It will not resart. Are ther any special key sequences to try and get it to restart. I got it in January.

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    mac won't restart
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    Have you tried booting into Recovery assuming your are using OS X.7/X.8?


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    mac won't restart

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    The computer does not even light up. Nothing happens so I can't reinstall anything.

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    Is it still under warranty

    Does it make a sound at all?
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    The MagSafe Adapter may be defective if the battery is not fully charged. I'm assuming you tried to start it up with a charged battery and not from the MagSafe?

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    mac won't restart

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Is it still under warranty

    Does it make a sound at all?
    no and no

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    mac won't restart

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The MagSafe Adapter may be defective if the battery is not fully charged. I'm assuming you tried to start it up with a charged battery and not from the MagSafe?
    That was one thing I thought about, but If the battery died and the mag safe is still showing green, what would I do. I guess I could try a different mag safe? It just died without warning me that the battery was getting low. It was plugged into the mag safe at the time.

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    If you can try another MagSafe Adapter that would at least tell you if it was the problem. Of course the battery may also be dead and need to be replaced. Either way, it's going to cost some $$ to get your MacBook Air up and running again.

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    If you bought this unit in January, how is it not under warranty?

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