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Old 03-27-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
FunkyLG
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Macbook Pro 13" will not boot past folder icon

Hi,

apologies I have tried to follwo other tips on threads, however the device above refuses to boot past the folder icon with a ? in it.
When the power button is pressed a chime(not a beep) is sounded .

I was getting errors when using disk utility, but now the device won't even boot
to the install disk. It tries than a black screen saying the device needs to be restarted, it say this in about 5 languages.

Any advice, or is it toast ?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

apologies I have tried to follwo other tips on threads, however the device above refuses to boot past the folder icon with a ? in it.

This flashing folder with a question mark means that your computer cannot find a valid operating system to boot to.

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When the power button is pressed a chime(not a beep) is sounded .

A chime is normal, beeps indicate memory errors.

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I was getting errors when using disk utility, but now the device won't even boot
to the install disk. It tries than a black screen saying the device needs to be restarted, it say this in about 5 languages.

What exactly were the errors from Disk Utility?

That's a kernel panic. Are you positive that this is the Install Disc that shipped with this computer, and not a different computer?

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Any advice, or is it toast ?

It's not clear yet. You might have any number of issues, perhaps fixable, perhaps requiring some replacement parts. Please answer the questions above to help us narrow down the possibilities.

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