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My MacBook Air froze earlier on today so I shut down from power button. On start up it was a black scree and doing a long beep every 3 or so seconds! So one help please!!

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Re-seating the ram may fix it. Also, try both of the apple hardware resets. Instructions are available through apple.com

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We'll that happened to me also.. i researched and found if you goto apple.com and look up support for macbook. Look for .pdf macbook repair manuel. There you'll get start up procedures. turn off power. Then load start disk, hold down "alt/opt" button and then turn power on. Wait for a min or two and then you'll see your hard drive and start disk to choose from. Choose start disk and click enter. Be sure your disk isn't scratched.. i had that problem. Then wait... it takes awhile so be patient. You'll get the whole set up again. DONT ERASE YOUR PRIOR DISK!!! Thats where i screwed up! So.... you should be able to get what you want .. if not.. its a new hard drive you'll need to buy... i'm heading to Best Buy and the Geek Squad for my help!

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please connect the adaptor with power outlets

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SOURCE: when i shutdown my macbook air, it starts up

hello,
there should be a program that does not quit. Can you tell what software is the last to quit before this occurs?

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Try going into Utilities folder and open Disk Utility and repair disk permissions. That fixes a number of bizarre issues in Mac.

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MacBook Pro is slow when disconnected with electric charging.


First step would be to Reset Your Mac's SMC
The method for resetting your Mac's SMC depends on the type of Mac you have. All SMC reset instructions require shutting down your Mac first. If your Mac fails to shut down, try pressing and holding the power button until the Mac shuts down, which usually takes 10 seconds or so.

Mac portables with user-removable batteries (MacBook and most MacBook Pros):

1.Shut down your Mac.
2.Disconnect your Mac portable from its MagSafe connector.
3.Remove the battery.
4.Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds.
5.Release the power button.
6.Re-install the battery.
7.Reconnect the MagSafe connector.
8.Turn your Mac on.
Mac portables with non-user-removable batteries (MacBook Air and some late 2009 MacBook Pro models):

1.Shut down your Mac.
2.Connect the MagSafe power adapter to your Mac and to a power outlet.
3.On the built-in keyboard (this will not work from an external keyboard), simultaneously press and hold the left shift, control, and option keys while you press the power button. Release all keys at the same time.
4.Press the power button to start your Mac.

Mac desktops (Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini):

1.Shut down your Mac.
2.Unplug your Mac's power cord.
3.Press and hold the Mac's power button for 15 seconds.
4.Release the power button.
5.Reconnect your Mac's power cord.
6.Wait five seconds.
7.Start your Mac by pressing the power button.

Alternative SMC reset for Mac Pro:

If you have a Mac Pro that isn't responding to the normal SMC reset as described above, you can force a manual SMC reset by using the SMC reset button located on the Mac Pro's motherboard.

1.Shut down your Mac.
2.Unplug the Mac's power cord.
3.Open the Mac Pro's side access panel.
4.Just below the Drive 4 sled and adjacent to the top PCI-e slot is a small button labeled SMC. Press and hold this button for 10 seconds.
5.Close the Mac Pro's side door.
6.Reconnect your Mac's power cord.
7.Wait five seconds.
8.Start your Mac by pressing the power button.
Now that you have reset the SMC on your Mac, it should be back to operating as you expect. If the SMC reset didn't fix your problems, you can try combining it with a PRAM reset. Although the PRAM works differently than the SMC, it can, depending on your Mac model, store a few bits of information that the SMC uses.

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Hi my name is mike and have a serious problem with my playstation 3 well my system froze up in the middle of a game so i turned it off to reset it and now a red screen comes up and says a serious error has...


Try to start to the system in safe mode to check if this will resolve the problem.Safe mode is available to PS3 system software version 2.60 or later. To do the safe mode follow these steps:
  1. Verify that the power indicator on the PS3 system is solid red, and then turn off the MAIN POWER switch.
  2. Turn on the MAIN POWER switch, then touch and hold the power button.
  3. Keep touching the power button even after you hear a short beep after 5 seconds.
  4. After 10 seconds, you will hear another short beep and the system will shut down (release the button at this point).
  5. Touch and hold the power button again.
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Yes. Holding down the power button for 10 seconds will power off the laptop.

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My mac book air is not shutting down..i just can see a desktop background and a coloured disk..


To have a try like this,put off the power connect wire,and took off the laptop battery for Makbook,it must be shutter down.Then restart it again! Good luck.

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My Macbook Air made "beep


The bios on the machine hardware has failed to book.
You could try plugging in machine and ensure battery is charged.
Press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds.
also the other thing is to immediately after you press the power button.
hold these 4 keys at same time continuously - cmd, alt, P, R
hopefully machine will power up and down and up again if you keep holding them.


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MacBook Air 11" won't power


1. Verify AC power presence with MagSafe LED indicating on or charge state.
2. Verify battery as being partly charged, with orange/amber LED on MagSafe power connector.
3. Reset SMC
Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) The System Management Controller (SMC) is a chip on the logic board that controls all power functions. If the computer is experiencing any power issue, such as not starting up, not displaying video, sleep issues, or fan noise issues, resetting SMC may resolve it. To reset SMC: 1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu. 2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source. 3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard. Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset. 4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer. Note: If bottom case is removed, you can alternately reset SMC by disconnecting both power adapter and main battery, and holding down power button for 5 seconds.

Power Adapter Issues 1. Connect AC adapter's MagSafe connector to the computer. The LED on the connector should be green or orange/amber. 2. Verify power cord or duckhead is firmly attached to AC adapter. Check that duckhead is not damaged. 3. Verify AC power source is supplying AC power. 4. Check for dirty or stuck pins on the MagSafe connectors, both on the adapter and the computer. 5. Reset SMC by pressing the (left) Shift-ControlOption(Alt) keys along with the power button once.

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When turn on MacBook air the screen is blue.I can't get into any icons.


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.


2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source.


3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard.

Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset.


4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer.


If it starts without beeping errors reset the PRAM (Parameter RAM)


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.


2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step


4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.


3. Press power button.


4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.

Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.


5. Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.


6. Release keys.



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Hello, I'v got a MacBook Air, and it won't turn on as it goes: on, the Apple logo shows, the waiting wheel spins and then turns off again, and keep doing this till i shut it down for good... it won't turn...


Try:

1. Turn your MacBook Air off by holding down the power button for about 10 seconds.
2. Hold down one of the Shift keys and press the power button for a few seconds. Keep holding the shift key for about 1/2 minute. This will start the machine in "Safe Mode." It will check to make sure there are no errors on your hard drive and do other tasks to hopefully fix your problem.
3. Once you see your Desktop (if you do), click the Apple menu and click "Shutdown".
4. Start the computer normally by holding down the power button for a couple seconds.

If this doesn't work, you may need to reinstall the operating system. On a MacBook Air, that's a bit more complicated. You'll need either the external DVD drive (an optional purchase for the Air) or another computer. Your computer manual explains how to install software on that other computer (may or may not be necessary) so that you can use that computer's DVD drive to put the disc in and reinstall Mac OS X operating system.

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