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My emac,s screen is grey and full of letters!

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Check for a failing hard drive


Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.

insert the Mac OS X install disc.

press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard


Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.


If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.


If you have repaired the permissions without any errors, you need to reinstall the Operating System.

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Your best bet is to reset the System Management Controller;

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

...and then reset the Parameter RAM:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379

If it persists after that, try Safe Mode:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455

...if that persists, try booting to your install DVD and running Disk Utility:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417

..also note in this article that if for some reason you are unable to boot into your Install DVD the instructions for using fsck will do the same thing.

If that fails to resolve the issue, you'll want to reinstall the system:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1710.

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My emac is on but the screen is dark and blank.


Hi there,

On the keyboad, above the numbers are the function keys. Depending on the keyboard being used, there is a key that changes the brightness of the screen. You can also go into your System Preferences under Displays and change it there.

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