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Mac Powerbook Pro is fully charged, but the hard drive doesn't seem to be engaging--leaves just a blank white screen. We're 300 miles from the start-up disk, any immediate fixes that you can suggest?

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Try to bend and warp the bottom of the Laptop body as you are turning it on. Sometimes, if it's a motherboard issue you can get it back to work by applying pressure to certain areas (broken soldering connections under the GPU etc). If it turns on when you slightly twist the laptop body, then you will need a new logic board in the long run. There is a company in new york that carries a parts for the powerbook : Mac Repair NYC

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When it is off (sounds like all the time now!) remove battery and then try to start, this will reset the Pram,refit battery and start, if ok good if not try starting with the left side shift key depressed, this should cause it to start in safe mode, it disables a lot of start up options and does some housework.

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