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Imac notebook i get a blank screen and in the middle a blinking folder icon with a question mark inside it

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Your hard drive is not being seen when the computer boots. If you have the Install DVD that came with it, follow these steps:

1. Start up from the MacBook Pro Mac OS X Install Disc 1 DVD that came with the computer (hold down the “C” key during restart).

2. When the Installer opens, from the Installer menu under Utilities, select Disk Utility.

3. When the Disk Utility opens, on the left hand side, all disk and volumes are listed. If you don’t see the internal hard drive, the system is not recognizing it. Skip to the next step. Otherwise, select the internal hard drive icon and follow the instructions under the First Aid tab to verify
the hard disk, and repair if needed. Restart the computer.

if it still doesn't see it, your hard drive is most likely dead and needs to be replaced. Go to an apple store or call AppleCare if it is still under warranty. If not, you need to get a 2.5" SATA hard drive to replace it, and then reinstall the OS on the new hard drive. If you have a friend with a mac, you can try booting your computer to target firewire mode (holding T when you press the power button until a biohazard-like symbol appears) and connecting it to an already booted mac (your computer will appear as a hard drive, and you can try to copy whatever stuff is possible onto the other computer to back it up)

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