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

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TS1440 My Macbook will not boot, all that appears is a blinking file icon with a question mark.

2060 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 10:27 AM by BDAqua RSS
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Jan 6, 2013 10:08 AM

I have done some research on the issue and it seems to be quite common, but all of the troubleshooting methods I have taken have failed.

The most common answer seems to be to insert my Mac OS X installation disk.


I recently bought my Macbook off of amazon, and the seller did not provide me with an installation disk. Go figure!

I have absolutely no idea what to do due to the fact that i have JUST started to become familiar with Mac's.

Help would be greatly appreciated, I live nearly 3 hours away from the nearest Apple store.



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