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Macbook, Boot, white screen

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Christophe B. Calculating status...
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May 11, 2008 9:55 PM
Hi,

This afternoon when I tried to boot my macbook I had a white screen.

I tried these sequences:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303124

Result:
- Press C during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press D during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps: more noise when it's boot but I stay with a white screen
- Press Option during startup: Display only a cursor, I can move it but I stay with a white screen
- Press N during startup: White screen with a hearth blicking
- Press T during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press Shift during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press Command-V during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press Command-S during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)
- Press Option-N during startup: doesn't work (always a white screen)

I guess is not a problem with the screen because I saw a cursor and a hearth.
Someone know how I can force to boot from the "Mac OS X Install Disk 1"??

Christophe
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2), intel
  • MicHtical Calculating status...
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    Jun 3, 2008 12:04 PM (in response to Christophe B.)
    I encountered the same problem today.

    I turned the MB on, inserted the Install cd(1), powered down, started the mac and immediately pressed and held the c-key to force boot from dvd. After 4 or 5 minutes the apple logo appeared. It took the mac almost eight minutes to start up and when it did, it didn't recognize the hard drive. So there was the problem, I'm gonna turn it in at the dealer or replace the HD myself.

    So my advice is to start from your dvd but hold the c-key longer this time. Al the other short cuts have no use. For the 'Press T during startup' for example you need a second mac, connect that one to your MB and then start your MB up with she short cut.

    The fans going full speed is normal when you boot from an install cd.
    Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • jph07 Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2008 8:05 AM (in response to MicHtical)
    I am currently having the same problem, but worse - I already have a disk in the optical drive and it won't eject, so I can't put the install disk in. Any thoughts?
    13inch mac bok, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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