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When I turn my macbook pro laptop on all I see is an envelope with a question mark

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The computer cant find a start up directory so your Harddrive may be corrupted or physically bad. But there are other causes so...
First thing to do is turn it off, remove any connected devices or cables, unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Wait a minute or two then replace the power supply leaving the battery out and start the macbook while holding down the SHIFT key on the keyboard to start in Safe mode. If that works you're lucky and you can restart the computer normally (no shift key) replace the battery and any connected devices one at a time (with a shut down in between) to see if one of your devices was to blame. If that didnt work you will need to start the computer from your OSX start up DVD to repair your start up directory/harddrive if possible. See this link http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570 for more details. let me know if you need more help.

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