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Blinking envelope appears on screen when I turn on my mac.

My Mac was fozen, I turned it off and when I attempted to turn it back on a blinking envelope appears on the screen. I cannot find my boot disks. Is there a work around?

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Another alternative is to hold the "option" key as the Mac boots up to force it to recheck possible blessed start-up disks. If your hard disk drive shows up, select it. When it boots into OS X, immediately back up your data and restart the Mac with the OS X DVD (or CD) Install Disk. When you're in the boot menu from the OS X Install Disk, select "Utilities" then "Repair drive" and select your HDD. That should help OS X repair any file permissions or data corruption that may have occurred. I would also look into getting a new HDD. It seems to me that your current one may be failing and need replacement.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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hey if you have the Utilities disk or any Mac OS install disk, place that in the computer, restart and hold down the c key.
That prompts the computer to boot from the cd.  If it gets past the question mark folder, then we are making progress.
At this point exit out of the installer, (unless you want to do a new install)  look through the top menus, to find the utilities options that will allow you to run a diagnostic and repair.  That should get you on the right path.  
Let me know if this gets you back up again.  
I do have some other steps that may also work if the problem persist. 
Have a great one!
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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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re-set your pmu 1. disconnect battery and power supply 2. hold down start button for 5-6 seconds 3. re-connect battery and power supply try to start if nothing might be your dc-in board/ has failed good luck

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your disk partition is having problem.if u have not taken backup then boot the system with FW mode with saperate Laptop and backup the data,then repartition the hdd and install freshly

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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Firstly save any data you want to keep.For a full factory reset type 2945 hash star hash ,sorry my hash sign isn't working on the keyboard.

If sim locked to unlock 2945hash star 71001 hash 3

This solved my annoying blinking envelope.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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I seen a blinking folder with a question mark in the middle in folder, in the middle of a display screen, but not a camera.

Either way, you are not able to access your main desktop so that is where I want to help.

A blinking folder with a ? in middle, is an indication that your bootable Mac OS X volume cannot be found.

If you do, I would first recommend you try this procedure first:
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} • First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if you have not already turned your Mac off.

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Here is the Apple Support Link for that procedure:
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This should get your Powerbook G4 back to normally functionality without any serious data loss.



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-Mactechtrainer

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