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    Help me!
    Alright, yesterday I got my Macbook back from applecare and was happy to see the problem had been fixed, which was a cracked up-arrow key (has anyone else had this issue? Didn't think so). However, I was irritated to see that now whenever I turn the computer on or off, i get a black screen with lots of code in it. I would call this screen a "diagnostic" screen maybe, as I have no idea what its proper name is. How can I make this go away. I really want it gone. Also, I was just now playing around with it, seeing if I could fix my own "diagnostic screen" problem, when it decided it doesn't love me anymore and decided to restart. I had read about this issue and was happy my Mac wasn't doing it, but now I've got that problem too. I start school soon and do not want to return it to applecare to have them fix it, wasting another 6 days or so. Thanks for reading and if you can help me out I'd really appreciate it. Now I'm off to buy a cable lock so no one steals it out of my dorm. Any brands recommended?

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    It is in single user mode. Press apple + option + p +r at startup for two chimes

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    Aug 07, 2006
    Just a side note, interestingly enough, one of my Macbooks has a cracked-up arrow, too.

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    Thanks guys, got it all sorted out. Does anyone have the Kensington cable lock? Thats the one I settled on. Hope it's not a piece of crap.

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    Oct 27, 2005
    I haven't used one but eBay have a few going:

    Kensington Cable Locks

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    Feb 06, 2005
    You don't say how you sorted it out, but for the benefit of other readers...

    Your machine was put into verbose mode by the Apple tech. You can use a product like Cocktail (which has a lot of cool features) to turn off verbse mode.

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