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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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My iBook is 7 days old, and on a number of occasions, it has refused to start-up, but just starts with a loud fan-like noise when I push the power switch.

I've tried ringing Apple technical support, but they don't answer the 'phone.....(another issue).

Any thoughts anyone?


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Maybe start in single user - hold command S and in that mode type /sbin/fsck -fy until *****FILE SYSTEM CHANGED**** no longer shows Are you having good power? Tried running on house current?
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