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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 20, 2007
    Unhappy Mac not booting up???
    Hi Guys,
    Wonder if someone can help me please. I recently bought a MacBook Pro as I wanted to get into Mac Support as well as making movies professionally. I had to reformat it yesterday due to problems I was getting. I found that after formatting and installing Apple Updates, I had to reboot as some require you to do so.

    When I was shutting down, before rebooting in my haste I powered the machine down as it wasn't donig anything and was taking a long time. Now when I turn it on, it doesn't boot... I just shows the Apple Logo and the dialer/progress circular icon... Any ideas?

    I've tried getting it to boot from media but it won't and just goes to that screen mentioned above.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Thanks in advance...

  2. #2
    Have you tried Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM and Resetting MacBook and MacBook Pro System Management Controller (SMC)?

    And lastly you might want to check Troubleshooting a MacBook or MacBook Pro that won't turn on if the above don't do the trick.

    Good luck. Let us know how this goes.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    May 20, 2007
    I managed to get it sorted in the end... Took a complete reinstall but its fine now. Now I just had one more problem. When it boots up, it takes a while to load the apple logo and dialler screen.

    I remember using the C command to boot from CD but I think that option it still on, as that the only logical explanation I can think of as to why it takes so long??

    Any ideas anyone.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    The option to boot from the Software Restore & Install DVD while pressing/holding the C key only works if the DVD is in the drive and you're holding the C key .... it will revert back to normal boot sequence otherwise. I'm not sure what to add to that since you say its a fresh install.

    Maybe running Disc Utility from the Software Restore & Install DVD under the above requirements, and repairing Permissions and repairing the Hard Drive is a possible avenue in this instance. Also maybe you should run the Hardware Test too, which is also on the DVD.

    Here's a link re:

    Running the Hardware Test on an Intel Mac.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    May 20, 2007
    Ok I am going to get a pasting for this ... lol

    The reason it took so long was because under startup disk it was using a network startup.

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