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When i turn my Macbook pro on I get folder with a ?

Model no:A1286

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Not seeing start up disc.

Try restting pram or nvram is also called.

hold down apple key, option key and the letters p and r and then push power button. These four keys must be pressed and held down continuously before the first chime and until you hear the third chime.

if that does not work, try going to google and doing a search for apple key commands in apple support. I think holding down the option key before pushing power button on a machine that is powered off will take you to the drive select menu. where you can choose the drive you want to start form.


YOu can also try installing system disk and hold down c key. Go into disk utilities and run all four choices.

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It sounds like your imac really requires a tuneup. You can do this using an application which can be downloaded for free from http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx select the version for your OS e.g. Snow Leopard, Lion etc. It is worth backing up up your machine first before running it. Start it up and it will first check the smart status of your hard drive then it will verify the startup volume (this can take a minute or so) click on the automation tab after reading the warning page. check under maintenance (repairs permissions and execute maintenance scripts) under rebuilding click on LaunchServices and Display of Folders' contents, under cleaning check all the boxes. And then click on execute. As it says this will take some time, possibly up to an hour, don't worry it will be worth it in the end. Once it is finished it will come up with restart or shutdown, press restart. Hope this helps.

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Model number A1286. My mac cannot turn on when I try to turn it on it just sounds like its warming up but the screen is all black, what do I do?


This is a very unusual symptom of hardware failure. One or more of the following might be the cause.

The ribbon cable to the display has worked loose or its connection has otherwise become interrupted. This seems the most likely; most other problems would at least show a "gray" screen during startup.

The GPU (graphics card) has come loose or (very unlikely) has died.

If you (or someone you trust) are not comfortable opening it up and checking for loose connections, you can try taking it in to an Apple store for assessment, but this model is considered "vintage" and no longer supported.

Just for reference, I'll include a link to several videos which explain the breakdown process in detail. (http://www.powerbookmedic.com/manual.php?id=35) MacBook Pro 15 A1286 Repair Guide

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  2. Disconnect any peripherals and Ethernet cable.
  3. Reset SMC using the procedure for your computer.
  4. Reset PRAM by holding down Command-Option-P-R keys while restarting, until you hear the startup sound for the second time.
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It sounds like your imac really requires a tuneup. You can do this using an application which can be downloaded for free from http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx select the version for your OS e.g. Snow Leopard, Lion etc. It is worth backing up up your machine first before running it. Start it up and it will first check the smart status of your hard drive then it will verify the startup volume (this can take a minute or so) click on the automation tab after reading the warning page. check under maintenance (repairs permissions and execute maintenance scripts) under rebuilding click on LaunchServices and Display of Folders' contents, under cleaning check all the boxes. And then click on execute. As it says this will take some time, possibly up to an hour, don't worry it will be worth it in the end. Once it is finished it will come up with restart or shutdown, press restart. Hope this helps.

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Even on a Macbook pro, you should be able to access your "my computer" option, where it shows you the local disk drives and everything. your mp3 player icon should appear there. then after you click on the icon it should bring up a page containing folders "on" your mp3 player. there doesnt have to be any music or videos or anything like that to have the folders already on there. now i dont have a mac but what i suggested you to do should work.

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