Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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My MacBook will not reboot.

The chime sound is made and it will load to a blue screen but nothing else will happen.

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Hi! You might want to take a look at my answer to this question:

Dropped MacBook

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Boot into SAFE (shift) mode

If it progresss past the blue screen run Applications->Utility->Disk Utility->Disk First Aid tab: repair disk and repair permissions.

If safe boot fails and you have access to another Mac Target boot (T key) and connect to the other machine with a Firewire or USB cable. Run the same application from the other Mac

Reboo and see what happens.

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Sounds like your RAM isn't in, open it up, and check that it's in.

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If the RAM isn't in, it would more likely beep than chime. It sounds like the hard drive is either not bootable for some reason, or dead. A blank screen after a chime generally means that the computer is looking for a bootable volume but failing to find one.


No, a hard drive failure will bring up the same screen a computer looking for a bootable volume- the question mark screen.


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