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MacBook - wont start up properly and folder and question mark image?


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My macbook was fine earlier, till it froze. Force quit did not work, so i shut it down via the power off button.

I turned it on later to find it would not turn on properly, it stays on the white start up screen , the apple logo does not appear.
After waiting 10 mins a folder with a question mark sign appears on the white screen. The mouse does not appear, so i cant click on it.
I dont know what to do!!!
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Start up holding the option button.

Start up holding the shift button.

Start up Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM < by following these instructions.

If none of these work, you are probably in the same boat as me, which is a hard drive failure. Taking mine to Apple tomorrow.

2013 15" MBP - 2.6ghz QC i7 - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
2002 G4 Tower - Dual 450s - 1GB RAM - 270GB HD
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Well my thread shows what happened to mine, what I call a miracle. It works now! Gotta love Apple!

2013 15" MBP - 2.6ghz QC i7 - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
2002 G4 Tower - Dual 450s - 1GB RAM - 270GB HD
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