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My macbook wont boot completely....stuck on the apple with spinning dial screen...tried taking out battery...holding power button...starting with just the adapter....what else can I try...? Irecently upgraded safari.....could this be a problem?

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You may have a costly problem on your hand, but it's not like you have to buy a new Mac. Because you can't get past the Apple Boot screen, the hard drive has to be removed and connected to another pc via a USB IDE/SATA adapter. Back up your info and reformat the hard drive. Replace the drive into the Mac and do a complete install of the Mac OS you have. Hopefully if you have a power pc mac, you have kept your discs; you will need them to a fresh install. Hopefully it's not your hard drive totally say bye bye to all your info, unless you have $1200 - $2400 to invest in a Data Recovery company. Good Luck

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font.f1 { font: 12px Helvetica; } Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.

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