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    Won't boot up

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    Won't boot up
    mackbook froze for the 1st time ever. Just brwosing and it froze I restarted it and now it won't boot up. Grey screen for a few minutes then an icon with a folder and a question mark. So now what? I did install crucial ram 2GB about a month ago so I'm gonna install the original 1GB and see if it boots up.

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    Won't boot up

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    update:

    Now I get the spinning apple logo which goes for ever. Also if I hold down C in boot up I can't get to the CD. I can hold D and get to the hardware test and it all checks out good. Any ideas?

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    Won't boot up

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    another update:

    Tried booting up holding T and came up with a screen with a battery logo near the bottom and what looked like a FireWire logo bouncing around the screen? This makes no sense??? Anyone with any input? I tried booting from install disk and from external backup with no luck what so ever. At this point I don't care if I lose what's on the MacBook I just want to get it working again!

    I took pics with my iPhone which is where I'm posting from but I don't know how to upload them from the phone.

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    Won't boot up
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    Try resetting the PRAM and NVRAM. See the following Apple KB article:

    Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

    If that doesn't do it, you may have to take a trip to your local Apple store or repair center. Is the machine still under warranty or apple care?

    Regards.

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    Won't boot up

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    Tried everything. Wont boot from CD or external HD and tried my old ram. This tells me its something else which means $$$. Bummer I got an email about 2 months ago telling me it was my last chance for extended apple care. I though ahhh Ive never had anything worse then a HD fail so I didn't bother. Regretting it now. Anyone know prices on getting either motherboard, CPU, video card replaced? Pretty much anything other then the HD and ram?

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    Won't boot up

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    ok so Im trying to boot from the ext. HD now. Power on while holding option. The internal HD doesn't come up in the list only the external. So I select the ext. HD and it brings me to a blue screen that says I have to restart my computer in several languages. I'm so confused. Almost lois as if my internal HD is bad along with something else?

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