[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 10:54:43 -0500

Wow, I must still be asleep and dreaming... a Mac with a problem? Then again, I think most the technology problems people have posted about lately are Mac.

At 08:25 PM 11/19/2010 -0800, you wrote:
I was using my Macbook 13" laptop tonight when suddenly it froze in Safari and the Force Quit didn't work. Neither did anything else. I held the power button down, and it shut off.

Now when I try to turn it on, it starts to boot, chimes, and the little thermometer comes up. It's the one that shows when you have a long startup sequence to go through. Then the whole thing powers off instead of booting. If I hold down the power button until the long tone sounds, the same thing happens. I inserted my OS disk hoping to do a restore, and it just ate that; it won't eject no matter what, and there's no paper clip hole.

Power on, progress thermometer moves to about 5% then restarts a couple of times, then it powers off. I powered up and connected my firewire backup HD but it's no help.

This Macbook has been flawless since 12/06, and I just installed the latest big OS and Safari updates last night. It worked perfectly all day, however.

Any ideas, gang?

Don't make me go to the Apple Store on Saturday!

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