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Apr 20, 2012

When I was working on my MBP last night I noticed the computer slowing down, then a sheer black wash went over the screen and a prompt saying I need to manually power off and then power on the computer with several different languages below.  When I did that the computer made the on sound, opened up to the apple logo in the center and the spinning gear below.  But its stuck there!  I can definitely hear the laptop running but it hasnt budged for the last 12 hours. 

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