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Apple macbook air won't turn on

It will make the startup noise, show a white screen with an apple and 5 seconds later, go black. None of the troubleshooting options in the handbook are working either.

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Does the Apple logo or the Pinwheel show on the screen?

There is a problem with you OSX installation. Please boot from the Recovery partition (hold Cmd+R during the startup chime), and use Startup Disk to choose the correct hard drive to boot from.
You can also restore from a backup, and not lose your data here as well.

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: my Macbook Air did not turn on. It made noise like

please connect the adaptor with power outlets

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My apple aluminum keyboard not working with Macbook Air

try to connect your keyboard to the mac air while mac book is connected to internet (by wifi) then update your programs (apple menu - update).

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: macbook wont turn on

Dont buy a new one as we may be able to repair. These boards are Not Complex by Industry standards and weve had excellent luck tracking and repairing them. (So Glad Apple went Intel).. Talk soon...

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

SOURCE: Macbook won't boot up

Mine does this occasionally all you have to do is hold down the power button about 10 seconds and then try again. The second time it works fine.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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No data to macbook screen


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.


2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source.


3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard.

Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset.


4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer.


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.


2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step


4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.


3. Press power button.


4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.

Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.


5. Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.


6. Release keys.



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  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.
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