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    Macbook Pro won't start up.
    I have a Macbook Pro that won't start up. When I turn it on, it goes to the loading screen (the apple icon with the loading wheel) and then turns off. It's not the battery and I know it's not the 'stuck in sleep mode' problem. I've tried running a disk check (fsck -y) but it just fails. Does anyone have any idea what might be the problem?

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    I've tried running a disk check (fsck -y) but it just fails.
    Does it say it can't be repaired or it just doesn't finish?

    Also, try reseting the SMC.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
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    It says it can't be repaired. I tried resetting the SMC, but it didn't do anything.

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    What error does it give?
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    My bad, the check does fail.

    **/dev/rdisk0s2
    ** Root file system
    ** checking HFS Plus volume.
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file.
    ** Checking Catalog file.
    Incorrect block count for file mach
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file annex_aux
    (it should be 1456 instead of 1460)
    Incorrect block count for file swapfile0
    (it should be 16384 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file alarmsCache.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file nodes.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file syncState.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file Info.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file Info.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Incorrect block count for file Info.plist
    (it should be 1 instead of 0)
    Invalid sibling link
    (4, 22269)
    ** volume check failed.

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    First, try repairing the HDD from the install disk and Disk Utility.

    If that doesn't fix it, I would try an Erase and Install. Could also try Disk Warrior, if all else fails.

    Check the SMART status of your HDD, also.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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