[nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble

  • From: Jay Paxton <JayPax@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:39:20 -0600

I know the last thing you want to go is go to the Apple Store and fight a crowd 
of teeny-boppers to the Genius Bar, but that is your best bet to getting it 
fixed quickly.  Go online and make the appointment at the Genius Bar tonight 
and it won't be so bad.

From: Dave
Sent: Fri 11/19/2010 10:25 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Mac Trouble

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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