The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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Upon switching ON, logo appear and freezes at BLUE screen.

My MacBook A1181 freeze at blue screen after the apple logo appears. What seems to be the problem? Im using MAC OS 10.4, is it corrupted? or the hardrive is bad? how can i restore/backup information on my harddrive? please help me. thanks

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Can you boot from from an external drive or the install disk?


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Like Rab said, you can try to boot up from the CD or another disk. Also, if you have another computer you can target disk the MacBook by plugging it in to another computer using a firewire cable and then holding down "t" when you turn the MacBook on (the other computer should be on already). This mode tells your hard drive to act as an external hard drive for the second computer, giving you access to all of your data, and an opportunity to reinstall the system software.

If none of these work, your computer isn't getting to the point in the boot process where the system software really takes over and you probably have a hardware problem.

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First try a safe boot

(shift boot) if this works then run DU (Disk Utilities) DFA (Disk First Aid) verify disk to see if it has MBD problems, while your there a DU=>DFA=>Repair Permissions might help.

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