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Mike, Mac Support Specialist
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My macbook a1181 wont boot - turns on but screen is blank -

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My macbook a1181 wont boot - turns on but screen is blank - not dark, etc re brghtness ...etc. Started by acting very slow - wouldn't turn off unless forced. Then booted without my normal wallpaper - still slow, etc.. now won't boot up. Tried to boot from system disc - nothing. Have tried to reset smc, etc... can't tell if it worked... when "on" screen is lit, just nothing...ideas? fixes? Thanks in advance!

nevermind - I just got the ? in the file folder - HD is dead.....
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.

It may not be a dead HD.

It may just be a corrupted OS X install.

Do you have the correct Install disk for this Mac?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Negative = was running Snow Leopard - would not boot from cd but when turned on. Disc now makes a funny clunking sound -
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Ooooh... Funny clunking sound from Hard Drive?

Yup, it died Sorry about that.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks - anyway Mike!

Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
No Problem.

Thanks for stopping by,