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Question re: Fixing Grey Screen Loop

684 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2013 7:54 PM by fakeXsound RSS
fakeXsound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 8, 2013 9:04 PM

Hi,

 

My Macbook 1,1 started to not boot to OS X. It would show the grey screen with the Apple logo, then reboot. I realized that if I held down option (which shows the selectable boot drives) I could pick my normal startup disk and the computer would boot to OS X. However, I have to do this each time I start up the computer. Does anyone know what the right thing to do is in this situation?

 

Thanks!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to fakeXsound)

    Hi,

     

    Have you done a PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

    In fact, do 3 in a row, takes a bit of time.

     

    Then in Sys Prefs>Startup Disk, selct your normal boot drive.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to fakeXsound)

    It certainly sounds like a PRAM issue, but I guess it could be real early in the boot driver, do you have an external drive you can try installing to?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to fakeXsound)

    Great to hear, could be "just one of those things", but if I didn't know better, & I don't, I'd suspect PRAM Battery problems!

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