12689 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2009 11:25 AM by David Deutsch
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Besides resetting the SMC as Barry suggested, check the hard disk.
Insert Installer disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
Go to Installer menu (Panther and earlier) or Utilities menu (Tiger and later) and launch Disk Utility.
Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
Select First Aid in the Main panel.
(Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel. It should say: Verified)
Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
Also, you could run the Apple Hardware Test, instructions here.
And a list of Startup Key Combinations that might help. In particular, try booting while holding down the Option key. Starts into Startup Manager, where you can select a Mac OS X volume to start from.
my inlaws mini did this same thing to them. they said they ran the software update, but the last thing would never load so they just reset it. not it's stuck in the apple logo/ circle with line through it on boot up.
i have tried reseting ram, target disc mode, safe mode, inserting a disc to boot form disc. none of these work. only now i have a disc in the mini and can not get that out. (have tried c on boot, holding mouse button on boot and eject button on boot.)
all the machine does is chime, then grey screen with apple logo and ever now and then it will flash the "no circle". any other ideas?