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Your hard drive is about to crash, or has already crashed. Hope you had a back-up.

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Main screen blank


With all due respect, there is no information here. In order to help you, we need to know:

  • What kind of 'machine' you are asking about (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, etc.)
  • Who manufactured the device (Apple, HP, Dell, Toshiba, etc.)
  • What model is it (look on the manufacturer's identification plate on the bottom or back of the device or, in the case of laptops, sometimes in the battery bay)
  • What its serial number is (or its Dell Service Tag, if it's a Dell)
  • What operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OSX, etc.
Glad to help; just need enough information to go on.

Good Luck to You!

Jun 02, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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MY Mac G5 OSX 4.9 needs updating to Leopard OSX.5


You must purchase a full retail version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. You can find it on eBay.

Nov 25, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Powers on but screen is blank


If the screen is black, then you will need to get the screen fixed. Try turning it on and waiting a while then turning up and down the volume. If you can hear the clicks then it is just the screen.

If the screen is grey blue or white try inseting the OSX disk then start up the computer holding down "C". You should be able to run disk utility from there.

Back up files before running HD Repair! (you may need to get someone to help you with this)

If this doesn't work you will need to take it for repairs.

Hope this helps!

Jul 28, 2011 | Apple Mac Book Pro 15.4" 2.53 Core2Duo 4GB...

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The power come on but the harddrive will not boot since there is nothing shows on the screen. The screen is blank, no apple sign, no sping gears. pls what do i do,and my mac os that comes with the system...


With regards to the blank screen, this usually indicates an issue with the hard drive being faulty (hardware) or the OS might have corrupt system files (software).
These are the items you will need before we begin:
A. Mac desktop/laptop B. Mac OSX Installation DVD
A. Software Related
1. Power on the Mac computer/laptop and immediately press and hold the option key. 2. After about 15 seconds of holding the option key, release it and insert the Mac OSX DVD. 3. The DVD should load and display on-screen (along with any additional drives available on the system). 4. If the hard drive icon appears, then click on it. (if the hard drive boots the OS, then the issue is software related. Skip down to Section B, step #1). 5. If the hard drive did not appear, then the system does not recognize it. However, the DVD icon should have appeared, click on it. 6. The DVD will boot and begin the installation process. 7. Follow the installation prompts. 8. Once completed, the desktop/laptop will reboot and after logging in, will execute the registration process. 9. Complete the registration exercise and access the desktop. 10. Perform a software update and download all system and application updates to their latest versions.

B. Hardware Related
1. Power on the Mac computer/laptop and immediately press and hold the option key. 2. After about 15 seconds of holding the option key, release it and insert the Mac OSX DVD. 3. The DVD should load and display on-screen (along with any additional drives available on the system). 4. If the hard drive icon appears, then click on it. (if the hard drive boots the OS, then the issue is software related. Restart the computer and skip up to Section A, step #1). 5. If the hard drive did not appear, then the system does not recognize it. However, the DVD icon should have appeared, click on it. 6. The DVD will boot and begin the installation process. 7. Close the installation application and select "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" menu option. 8. When Disk Utility loads, look to the left-hand pane and locate your hard drive (if detected). If so, click on it and format the hard drive then reboot and skip up to Section A, step #1. If the hard drive is not detected, then the hard drive has malfunctioned and needs to be replaced.
Hard drive's cost from $40-100 for sizes ranging from 40GB to 1TB. Once the hard drive has been replaced, you can install OSX from the installation DVD.

Aug 11, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Macbook turns on but screen is blank .the arrow pointer came on for awhile but went blank and stayed blank


Try holding down ALT while booting up and select Macintosh HD. If that doesn't work try inserting your mac osx install CD or DVD restart hold down ALT. Select the CD using the arrow keys after the CD has loaded go up to the drop down menus and go to disk utility, then click on your main boot disk (macintosh HD) and under the First AID tab (if your using osx) click verify permissions and restore permissions, then click verify disk and repair disk. Try to boot up. If this doesn't work restart leaving work mac osx CD in hold down D then follow the disk checker steps. This will tell you if there are any errors on your disk (hard drive). If there are you need to get it fixed or replaced. If none of this works you will need to buy a 8.1gb pen drive mac osx 10.6 update ($30 USD) then follow the instructions from http://www.maciverse.com/installing-snow-leopard-onto-an-external-hard-drive.html to create a temporary start up disk. Then go to your old Hard Drive Macintosh HD (should be on the desktop) and copy/backup important files and then turn off and get a new hard drive try Ebay and ask if it will fit your macbook by using your model number found under your battery. Find instructions for install or take the hard drive to a pc shop and ask for them to switch them over. If they don't copy your old files you will need to do a fresh install with your mac osx cd/dvd.
Note: You can use the pendrive as a temporary for as long as you want, to select it hold down ALT at startup and select the disk thats not macintosh hd or a cd/dvd. If you can't find an 8.1gb pen drive get a 16gb pendrive. sorry about the URL the link button wasn't working for some reason

Dec 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Unable to boot up.


Try plugging your laptop into a monitor to see if the laptop boots up but the screen doesn't work.

If you have an image on the secondary monitor, sounds like the lcd on your laptop is defunct and should be repaired or replaced by an authorized Apple dealer or repair shop.

Either way you can take your MacBook into your nearest Apple Authorized repair shop and have them look into.

Nov 25, 2009 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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Blinking file picture w/"?" On blue screen. Will not load OSX.


You could try to boot from the OSX DVD while holding the C key pressed. When you get to the Apple menu, choose the Disk Utility, but don't click continue after the first screen. Instead choose the First Aid tab and click Repair Disk. After the repair has finished, reboot and see if it helped.

May 08, 2009 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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Blinking folder with ? mark blue screen


yes youve just had a corrupted osx. use the osx disks supplied to you with the laptop to re-install

1. take the cd out of the paper case
2. inser the cd into the laptop
3. press power and hold "C"
4. wait..wait..wait
5. it will start setup and follow instructions.

if it doesn't install, you need a new hard drive.

Mar 03, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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Blue blank screen


Try inserting the Mac OSX installation DVD and while booting hold down the alt button. Then select the DVD to boot from it and try to use repair options and disk utility to check the installatio/harddrive.

If this doesnt help, report back =)

Jan 03, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Setting a Password


Under the extreme left of the tool bar, find the blue apple.
Under that, choose "System Preferences"
Choose "Security"
Click in the circle that says "require password to wake..."

When you installed OSX, you will have created a Username and Password. That will be the password you will use to get past the screensaver, if set, or a blank screen if not.

Stan

Dec 15, 2007 | Apple iBook Mac Notebook

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