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A Frozen 2008 Macbook Air

I had my laptop plugged in while I was studying and the hard drive went to sleep. Only now, it won't wake up. It's frozen.. it will not do anything. I tried tapping the space bar, pressing the power button even disconnecting my power cord but to no avail. The sleep light is on but no one is home! I need to finish my calculus homework! Please Help!!

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Try You can force a frozen MacBook Air — or any current Mac laptop — to shut down and restart without removing its battery. You just hold down the power button for a few seconds until the machine shuts off, then wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

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