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MacBookPro won't boot up - frozen?


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I read a lot of similar posts already here, but none seem to have the same symptoms as mine. I'd love to fix this problem on my own before I go to a "genius bar" but I'm not sure where to start.

When I turn on my computer, I hear the chime, my battery is functional, I see a white/pink screen with an apple and then a small rotating circle appears and this is my screen indefinitely. It does not progress. I am able to turn off the computer again. I have tried removing the battery and pushing various buttons while I turn in on, but nothing changes.

I have never had a problem with my computer until now. The only thing that happened before I restarted my computer was that my google chrome was "not responding" - which happens from time to time anyways....

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Have a look at this thread:

Basic OS X/Mac Troubleshooting

In particular, step 9.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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thanks! I didn't see that post!

and yay! success 9 worked beautifully! Thank you!
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I've got similar symptoms, but no results with the methods tried above. Also, my disk doesn't seem to be spinning during boot, if that makes a difference. I've got an appt with the Genius Bar this evening, but would love some advice before heading that direction!
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