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PROBLEM IS POSTED. INVOLVES APPLE MINIMAC PC

CAN'T GET PAST THE SPINNING "BEACH BALL" TO THE STARTER PAGE. TRIED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF BUT NO LUCK, SO THAT MEANS IT'S PROBABLY A SIMPLY THING AND, THEREFORE, TOO MUCH FOR MY VERY MEAGER KNOWLEDGE OF APPLE PCs.

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Go to ur bios and select load fail-safe defualts..save and exit...if that dont work try running in safe mode

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Best bet is to sell this thing on e-bay as a non-working unit and get you a better laptop.

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www.ontrack.com

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http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m37.l1313&satitle=MacBook+Pro+hard+drive&category0=

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