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    Jul 17, 2009
    Macbook boot problem
    I have a black macbook that wont start up.
    It worked fine before and now when i start it up it goes to the gray screen the the gear just spins for a long time(i.e. a few minutes) sometimes it goes to the mac startup bar and it takes a long time too(i.e. 1-2 minutes) for it to go the the login screen. Then if i get to the login i login and it just freezes and it might go to a black screen where it looks like the command prompt screen from Windows.

    P.S. i have resetting the PRAM and the PMU and tried to boot it without the battery.
    Any other suggestions?

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
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    Jul 17, 2009
    by booting from disc like it said in the article, will i lose my data on the hdd?

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Quote Originally Posted by steel_magnum View Post
    by booting from disc like it said in the article, will i lose my data on the hdd?
    No, not if you follow the directions. While your drive may be on it's last leg and you may have already lost data, any data loss would not be caused by any of the steps contained in that article.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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