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TS1440: A flashing question mark or globe appears when you start your Mac

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TS1440 This article didn't really solve anything because the final step is "If none of these steps resolve the issue, start up from the Mac OS X Installation disc and reinstall Mac OS X." ..what if that doesn't work?...it will not boot from the disk drive at all

398 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 1:17 PM by John Galt RSS
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Dec 4, 2012 10:19 AM

The article for the "Flashing question mark..." doesn't say what to do if you can't boot from the CD at all.  Nothing works.

It turns on and shows the folder icon with a flashing question mark and nothing happens.  I can reset the PRAM and I can press the Disc eject button to get the OS CD out of the machine after I have inserted it to try to boot from CD but it does nothing else. 

What next?

 

Thanks

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