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When I turn on my Mac Book Pro

I just get a white screen and the apple symbol flashing in the center with a folder symbol and a circle with a slash then nothing happens

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    i have the same problem .

    what did you do to fix yours?

    is it fixed?

    please tell me as much as possible im not very good with computers

  • sandvm Mar 05, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM , CAN SOME ONE HELP PLEAASSEEE MY HUSBAND IS GOING TO KILL ME!!



    MY SCREEN STAYS THE SAME JUST WITH THE APPLE LOGO AND NOTHING ELSE.

    I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHIG ABOUT COMPUTERS, PLEASE HELP!!

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The flashing folder with hard drive symbol is telling you that the computer cannot find a bootable system folder (operating system). This could be because the hard drive is working properly, or the operating system folder has become corrupted. Try booting up from the system CD or DVD that came with your Mac Book Pro and see if it can repair your hard drive.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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Well, I don't have an exact solution, but I know why it's doing that. Yesterday I was working on making a movie on another Mac. The movie file was too big when I tried to import it into the mac that was flashing, so stupid me decided to make room for it by deleting stuff off of the hard drive. I deleted a few folders I thought weren't important but evidently those folders helped me run my computer. B(

So today when I tried to turn it back on, there was a flashing folder with a question mark on it then an apple symbol and then a circle with a line through it repeatedly flashed an nothing else happened. I realized that this was most likely the problem.

I don't know how to fix it, just what started the problem.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My Mac wont work. blinking Folder with "?"

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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SOURCE: Turning on my macbook- all i see is white screen and 'no' sign

Apple has a troubleshooting document about this here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1892
Normal procedure is to reset the NVRAM and PRAM then "remind" your Mac where to find the system folder. (This problem sometimes happens when the system folder is moved, renamed or deleted.)
It may be necessary to reinstall the operating system. (Fortunately, if you use the "archive and install" option, you can do this without erasing the hard drive or losing your user data.)

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Lost install disk for Mac book pro My 13" Mac book

You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Your options:

  • Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
  • Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
  • Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.

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