MacBook :: External Hard Drive Made Computer Freeze Restarted, But Computer Doesn't Turn On It Just Stays Black

Mar 17, 2012

Tried to restart didn't work. Light is on, but nothing makes noise or anyhting. Been charging it for hours so it has power. Tested the chord on my ther computer and it worked


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Apr 19, 2009

The past couple days I have been using my Macbook and all of the sudden out of nowhere the message that pops up when you press the power button on your macbook while in OSX would pop up out of nowhere. It would just come up out of nowhere without me pressing anything. My Macbook could just be sitting there and it would pop up.

Fast forward to today and I used software update to upgrade the firmware. After I restarted the computer my Macbook would not even turn on. No lights, no chimes, no nothing. I don't even get a light on my magsafe power adapter when I plug it into my Macbook anymore.I tried resetting the PRAM, resetting the SMC, reseating the RAM, and turning it on without the battery in and it still won't turn on.What else can I do? My warranty period JUST expired so I don't want to shell out $500+ to get this thing fixed. Could my logic board be dead?

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1. I had a problem with my mac where it took hours to load each time I turned it on, would only work when power was plugged in etc. so I had to reformat my mac hard drive (when I tried to veriify it said repair, that wouldn't work). So i'm starting with a recently reformatted, clean mac. 

2. Before doing this I reformatted my external hard drive (whilst on windows machine) to FAT32 (so I can use on both windows and mac) so that I could back up my files. 

3. I then transferred files from mac onto external hard drive and then also put them on a windows machine. 

4. After reformatting mac hard drive when I then tried to transfer files back onto the mac I get the 'not readable' error. 

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I have an external hard drive that I have been using for back ups for several months, but now I get an error message that says, "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". I looked up other peoples issues with this, and they have used things like disk warrior to fix it, but I am not very interested in saving what's on the hard drive anyways. I just want to clear out the hard drive and start fresh.

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Apr 9, 2009

I have a hard drive that I connect to my computer via an IDE to USB adapter. It works quite well, most of the time. A couple days ago I tried copying a large file to the drive (which is in FAT-16 I think) and the copy froze after 28 MB. The hard drive failed to eject, so I just disconnected it without ejecting. After I dismissed the device removal warning, I immediately plugged the HD back in and opened disk utility. I tried to reformat it, but the computer froze and my screen dimmed and the warning came up telling me to reboot in several different languages.

Now, whenever I plug in the hard drive, it is not acknowledged by the computer at all. I always end up unplugging it after a couple minutes. After I unplug it, a folder with the name of the drive (which happens to be "untitled") appears on the desktop, but I can't do anything with it. This folder is classified as a disk and it is acknowledged by Disk Utility. A couple minutes after I disconnect the HD, Mac OS X always quits and I have to reboot. How can I repair this hard drive? How can I get Disk Utility to acknowledge it?

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I am looking to buy an external hard drive for my intel Mac and MacBook Pro to download and save some 8,000 plus photos.  My computers only have USB 2 connections.  I am finding that most new external hard drives have USB 3 connections.  Can I use an external hard drive with a USB 3 connection on my older Mac computers?  If so do I need an adapter to connect USB 3 to USB 2?

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I was software updating my brothers computer and I shut it down because he was going to bed and I turned it back on. It asked me to restart the computer and I did and a black shade saying to restart it came up again... What should I do? I have shut it off and on a zillion times and still the black shade with weird text in the background is still happening.

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Sep 12, 2014

A few days ago it started with an error message after I logged in, but before the desktop appeard. Error message was about "your computer was restarted due to an error..." But in effect, it didn't restart. The message just appeard. After some investigations in the net, I thought this might be an issue with Kernel Panic. I run some HDD diagnostics and repaired the HDD out of the utility. 

I canceled the support call I had logged that time. The MacBook ran well now 5 days, but today it restarted automatically (first time) and I got the error message back. Unfortunately, I don't get the window after it started-up, where I can get a report, so I can't post anything else besides my configuration. 

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May 26, 2009

I have 5 external drives... They are Seagate and Western Digital Drives. The worst of the bunch is the Western Digital My Book Studio Edition (1TB) that I have connected via FW800. The 2nd worst offender is the Seagate 750GB Free Agent connected via FW400. The most dependable appears to be a Western Digital USB drive, but it's the slowest performer. The issue is this: I either have a freeze up that requires an unplug from the Mac as well as power, then re-mount to get working again, OR, when I start up the Mac, it just hangs at the 'apple' and never fully boots. I have to unplug the drives and boot, then plug them back in after the boot. It's getting very frustrating. Do you all have a successful setup with external drives?

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May 13, 2012

I hear the computer physically turn on, but a blank screen remains. I recently purchased a new battery for the computer for the battery status read replace soon about a week ago. I sense that maybe there is a shortage in the wiring that connects what shows on the screen to the computer, but I'm not completely sure.

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May 31, 2009

I bought a western digital passport hard drive last week. everything was working fine until yesterday. when trying to copy iMovie events to the drive, it hung, and iMovie crashed. Since that time, everytime I try to mount the drive, my finder hangs. I cannot eject the drive properly. I cannot access any old files. I can continue to use other applications, including flock, or tweetie, etc. but can't do anything with the drive.

I have tried searching the forums, (i'm not an advanced user). I have tried using disk utility, and it says; 'The disk ?Murtaza Malik HD? could not be unmounted' When I try to eject it says the drive is in use, and cannot be ejected. I was using the drive with time machine. I disabled that, and now time machine also hangs when i try to access it.

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Mar 7, 2012

I have a HITACHI touro desk 3TB external hard dive connected to my iMac OS X version 10.6.8 Every time i start up the system it stays on a grey screen until I unplug the usb of the external hard drive then the system boots up normally. I have tried connecting different usb cables, plug in to different usb ports, and nothing works. I have other external hard drives and they don't give me any problems. is a pain plugging and unplugging the usb cable.  

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Feb 14, 2008

i got a problem..

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Feb 9, 2012

While working on the computer, sometimes the screen will turn gray (from top to bottom) and a message will appear saying the computer must be restarted.So far the local Apple store has not been able to find the problem. The last solution the store tried was to replace the Airport Card, but that didn't work. Computer was purchased in December 2011.

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Intel Mac :: When Turn On 27" Can Hear The Hardware Moving And The Starting Chime But The Screen Stays Black.

Jun 15, 2012

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Dec 8, 2014

my computer likes to freeze during startup (at the apple logo, the loading wheel sometimes stops without warning). Secondly, when I tried to use my DVD drive today, at least one DVD and one CD were ejected. The one CD I tried made a clicking sound prior to ejecting. The 2nd DVD took a long time to load, and the 3rd one loaded without fail. Could this issue be related to the DVDs specifically, or is that the drive beginning to fail? I tried running the Apple Hardware Test while I was at home, but it stated that everything worked fine…I can diagnose my computer before I go to the genius bar, I just don’t want to have my laptop overheat [Emeryville and Berkeley never have availability anymore, so, when I get home for break, I’m going to take it to a store with availability..The last laptop I had (mid 2004 iBook) had a fan issue, which causes it to overheat, and shutdown unexpectedly. It still barely even works, but something caused some major screen damage to it as well.

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MacBook Pro :: Turn My Old Hard Drive From MBP A1150 Into An External?

Jun 28, 2012

It recently died on me.And after doing some googling I found its a $800 fix...I am currently using a newer macbook pro and wanted to get my old files off of the A1150.A1150- Would not power on, would attempt to...but then the light at the front of it would flicker and then the unit would completely cut off.

It was not the power supply. I know this.

Either way, I need all my old files back off of it...and I've taken it apart and the hard drive doesnt seem to be compadible with the USB 2.0 IDE or SATA Drive Adapter I purchased...

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Jul 2, 2012

ive been backing up my computer to an external hard drive (with time machine). When i buy a new macbook will that hard drive put all my info on to the new computer?

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