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TS2570: Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup

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TS2570 Gray screen, then shut down.

1111 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2013 3:16 PM by BDAqua RSS
tim.r.davies Calculating status...
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Apr 4, 2013 9:25 PM

I get the gray screen, and then the spinning wheel, but then it just turns off (about 10 seconds after the spinning wheel appears).  I tried safe mode and resetting the DV/PRAM but each time, it just turns off.   In the case of the DV/PRAM, this did reset as now I hear the startup sound (previously it had been muted) so something is working.

 

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to tim.r.davies)

    Hi Tim, what shows as boot choives if you hold alt at bootup?

     

    Can you boot from your 10.5 Install Disc using the c key?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to tim.r.davies)

    With the broken one in target mode, pull & reconnect the Firewire cable to see if the MBP then sees it after a bit.

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