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My apple macbook air will not reboot. it turns on but does not reboot completely then it shuts down and tries to reboot again and again. apple logo appears and the spinning icon rotates but never goes further then shuts down again

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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, but that is a bit more of a sticky wicket since you're on a Macbook Air that does not have an optical drive. You can use remote disc sharing with another Mac to do this:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1131

...and then boot to that shared disc:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129

..and then reinstall:

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

If none of these steps resolve the issue, it will likely need repair at an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store.

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