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My macbook is coming up with only a white screen and the startup noise. I powered it down using the power button, and the apple came up but didn't do anything for ten minutes so I powered it down again. I have gotten nothing but the white screen. I left the battery out all night, I also disconnected the AC power and took out the battery and held the power button for 5+ seconds. I also tried the apple, option p and some other key thing. None of this has worked, I'm snowed in and have a photoshop project due Monday afternoon! Someone please help!!!

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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.


2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source.


3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard.

Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset.


4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer.


If it starts without beeping errors reset the PRAM (Parameter RAM)


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.


2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step


4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.


3. Press power button.


4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.

Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.


5. Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.


6. Release keys.



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  2. If you're using a MacBook or MacBook Pro, check the battery level. Press the small button on the battery or on the side of the computer. You should see lights indicating the battery's level of charge. If you see just one light blinking, the battery needs to be recharged. Use the computer with the adapter connected to recharge the battery.
  3. Unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet and from the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. Wait one minute. Plug it back into the wall first, then to the computer. Make sure the electrical outlet is working by plugging in another device (such as a lamp). When you plug the adapter back into the computer, the power adapter LEDs should light up green or amber.
  4. Inspect the MagSafe port on the computer for debris, such as metal stuck to the magnet in the port, which might prevent the connector from seating properly. On the adapter side, look at the DC connector for dust or other debris and check whether pins are missing, bent, or stuck down. If you find any of these to be true, see Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters for instructions on cleaning the adapter.
  5. Make sure you are using the adapter that was designed for your computer. If you aren't sure or if you need a new adapter, learn which adapter is appropriate for your computer.
  6. Press the control key, the command key, and the power button simultaneously and hold for three seconds to try to restart the computer.
  7. Reset the PRAM. After pressing the power button, hold down these keys simultaneously: Command-Option-P-R, until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial startup chime.
  8. Reset the SMC for the MacBook And MacBook Pro by removing the AC power, removing the battery and then holding down the power button for five seconds. On the MacBook Air, press (left) Shift-Control-Option along with the power button once. Note: You must use the keys on the left side of the MacBook Air keyboard.
  9. If you recently installed additional memory, make sure it is correctly installed and is compatible with your computer. Remove the new memory to see if the computer starts up properly without it.
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The MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 improves the MacBook's internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair.
You can use the Software Update feature of System Preferences, or download the MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 from Apple Software Downloads.
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There are two procedures that are advised by Apple to assist in resolving issues where the Macbook chimes at start up, but displays no video.

Here is the first procedure:
Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if you have not already turned your Mac off.

• Once your Mac is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
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• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Macbook to start up.

Observe to see if your Macbook will boot to the Desk top normally. If it does not, here is the second procedure:
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Why exactly do you want to reset your MacBook ?
well, whatever the reason, you simply press the power on button for 5 seconds or a little more and the mac will shut down.
If you want to reset the Parameter Ram, it's kind of acrobatic, you must power on the mac and then very very quickly press the following 4 keys :
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YOU ARE RESET...

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