Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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MacBook will not boot up

My MacBook - 1.83 GHz (core 2 duo) MacBook 13" will not boot up. No desktop appears, only a blue screen, with the cursor.

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Also, I'd try booting into option mode, by holding down the option key as you boot. If you get to the option menu, this is evidence that the computer is likely fine, but that it's just having a problem finding a bootable device, which is probably why it's stuck on a blue screen.

Assuming the above is the case, your hard drive's OS may be corrupted, in which case I'd recommend booting from the restore media (by holding down "C" with the DVD in the drive) and restoring the OS. The default settings will leave your data intact, and hopefully you will once again have a working computer when it finishes. On the screen which asks you to choose a drive to install the OS to, you can pull down the menu from the top and choose Disk Utility, and from there you can run a check on the disk. Hopefully it's not the case, but it's possible your hard drive is dead or having physical issues, in which case Disk Utility will likely give you some indication. If Disk Utility does not show your hard drive at all, it has probably died.

Anyway, thanks, and let us know how it goes!

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Have you done a Safe boot? (Shift key down while booting until spinning sundial appears)

Have you forced a file systems check? (command-s - run fsck -fy)

Have you force reset the NVRAM? (command-option-P-R three times)


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yes done alllll this


meeti batra, this is a very old question. If you have some problems with your computer and expect some answers, it is best if you ask your own question. Click on the link on the right side of this page "Ask a Question" and give as much detail as possible. Good Luck


Boot from CD/DVD check for HD, if found run disk tools to verify/repair disk. If that fails you need a new HD.


thanx a tonne


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