2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2013 7:33 AM by The hatter
ShoesBlue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Mac will not boot up, does anyone know the solution?

  • 1. Re: my mac will not boot up?
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,640 points)

    Which OS X is installed on your Mac ?


    Troubleshooting advice can depend on that information.

  • 2. Re: my mac will not boot up?
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Also depends on what you mean, what the red lights inside are showing, whether it is bad system drive, video card, SMC, whether you can get into Mountain Lion Recovery or not. And whether you hear the chime, it powers on or not.


    Unplug everything. No power or USB connected.


    Remove all the drives and see if you get the "?" on startup.


    If you had made a clone of your system and have that 'sittin on shelf' now is the time to use it.


    Hit power button for 10 seconds. Wait a minute. Reconnect bare basics (power, video, kb/mouse)