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Old 03-08-2016, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Macbook Pro won't startup

I'm not too good with Macs... My sister left her Macbook here when she moved, as it "won't turn on". I brought it into my room. Plugged it in. I got it to charge... I tried to turn it on, I heard the chime, but then saw an infinite loading wheel... Ideas?? I wanted to try to use my Linux live CD to make sure everything's working, but I can't get it to boot to it (or at all)...



UPDATE : I got it to boot into the Windows 7 Partition... no OS X tho... I don't know why it won't boot into it...
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it start in safe mode? Turn the Macbook off and then hold down the Shift key while turning it on and releasing when you see the Apple logo.
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I tried that. It shows a progress bar.. gets to about 1/10, then disappeares...
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Hold down CMD + S when starting, it'll take you to a black screen

Type "fsck -fy" without the quotes to check and repair your file system. If it finishes with anything other than something like "everything is ok!" then run it again. E.g. if it says "**File system was modified**" then just run the command again.
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It said "no such file or directory"
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Did you put a space between "fsck" and "-fy"?
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