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When computer is powered on, there is only a blank blue screen and will not completely power up

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Try inserting the Mac OSX installation DVD and while booting hold down the alt button. Then select the DVD to boot from it and try to use repair options and disk utility to check the installatio/harddrive.

If this doesnt help, report back =)

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Powers on but screen is blank


If the screen is black, then you will need to get the screen fixed. Try turning it on and waiting a while then turning up and down the volume. If you can hear the clicks then it is just the screen.

If the screen is grey blue or white try inseting the OSX disk then start up the computer holding down "C". You should be able to run disk utility from there.

Back up files before running HD Repair! (you may need to get someone to help you with this)

If this doesn't work you will need to take it for repairs.

Hope this helps!

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A Mac that shows you a blank blue screen instead of logging you in may be afflicted by a malfunctioning startup item. Most people have a number of programs that start up whenever you log into your computer, and it's likely that one of these programs is causing issues. The startup item is unable to load, and so it causes the rest of the computer to hang.
In order to get your Mac past this hanging blue screen, you need to boot into safe mode and figure out which startup item is causing problems. The Apple Support article "I see a blank blue screen when I try to start up my computer" tells you exactly how to go about this procedure. Basically, you must remove all your startup items and add them back in one-by-one, rebooting each time until you find the one that causes the hanging blue screen.

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A Mac that shows you a blank blue screen instead of logging you in may be afflicted by a malfunctioning startup item. Most people have a number of programs that start up whenever you log into your computer, and it's likely that one of these programs is causing issues. The startup item is unable to load, and so it causes the rest of the computer to hang.
In order to get your Mac past this hanging blue screen, you need to boot into safe mode and figure out which startup item is causing problems. The Apple Support article "I see a blank blue screen when I try to start up my computer" tells you exactly how to go about this procedure. Basically, you must remove all your startup items and add them back in one-by-one, rebooting each time until you find the one that causes the hanging blue screen.

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The power come on but the harddrive will not boot since there is nothing shows on the screen. The screen is blank, no apple sign, no sping gears. pls what do i do,and my mac os that comes with the system...


With regards to the blank screen, this usually indicates an issue with the hard drive being faulty (hardware) or the OS might have corrupt system files (software).
These are the items you will need before we begin:
A. Mac desktop/laptop B. Mac OSX Installation DVD
A. Software Related
1. Power on the Mac computer/laptop and immediately press and hold the option key. 2. After about 15 seconds of holding the option key, release it and insert the Mac OSX DVD. 3. The DVD should load and display on-screen (along with any additional drives available on the system). 4. If the hard drive icon appears, then click on it. (if the hard drive boots the OS, then the issue is software related. Skip down to Section B, step #1). 5. If the hard drive did not appear, then the system does not recognize it. However, the DVD icon should have appeared, click on it. 6. The DVD will boot and begin the installation process. 7. Follow the installation prompts. 8. Once completed, the desktop/laptop will reboot and after logging in, will execute the registration process. 9. Complete the registration exercise and access the desktop. 10. Perform a software update and download all system and application updates to their latest versions.

B. Hardware Related
1. Power on the Mac computer/laptop and immediately press and hold the option key. 2. After about 15 seconds of holding the option key, release it and insert the Mac OSX DVD. 3. The DVD should load and display on-screen (along with any additional drives available on the system). 4. If the hard drive icon appears, then click on it. (if the hard drive boots the OS, then the issue is software related. Restart the computer and skip up to Section A, step #1). 5. If the hard drive did not appear, then the system does not recognize it. However, the DVD icon should have appeared, click on it. 6. The DVD will boot and begin the installation process. 7. Close the installation application and select "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" menu option. 8. When Disk Utility loads, look to the left-hand pane and locate your hard drive (if detected). If so, click on it and format the hard drive then reboot and skip up to Section A, step #1. If the hard drive is not detected, then the hard drive has malfunctioned and needs to be replaced.
Hard drive's cost from $40-100 for sizes ranging from 40GB to 1TB. Once the hard drive has been replaced, you can install OSX from the installation DVD.

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Hi,
You need to reset the firmware.
Remove the battery, and boot up but holing the power button down until you hear a loud Beeeeeeeeep, and the lights start flashing. Let go, and wait.
Regards.

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Get your Mac OS disk out and restart your computer with the disk in the drive ANd while holding down the C key. This will start the computer on the OS disk system.
Once you get to the desktop, look for the top menu and launch Disk Utility. Run a repair and see if you get any indications that it found anything out of the ordinary.
Then restart as normal.
If it still doesn't work, I would recommend reinstalling the system software.

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Sounds like a Power Management problem.
First unplug the power cord and remove the battery. Leave off for 30 mins, then pop the battery back in and try to power up.
Failing that, follow this link on Apple's site. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1365

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Try resetting the computer.
  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the computer's battery.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
  4. Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
  5. Press the power button to restart the computer
Good luck

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