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Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

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My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seenbeen just one year of light use.
My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seenbeen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug* Plug in the "system install" pen drive
* Reset the SMC
* Reset the PRAM
* Hold down the Option key
* Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
* Battery powered, MagSafe powered...
-Plug* Plug in the "system install" pen drive
* Reset the SMC
* Reset the PRAM
* Hold down the Option key
* Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
* Battery powered, MagSafe powered...
 
-Reset the SMCNothing works!
-Reset the SMCNothing works!
 
-Reset the PRAM

-Hold down the Option key

-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)

-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...

Nothing works! I
I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
-Reset the PRAM

-Hold down the Option key

-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)

-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...

Nothing works! I
I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'',death.'' don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'',death.'' don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: yourYour MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other MacbookMacBook system, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the installinstalled USB stick, the network, or whatevera network boot server. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUTBUT, when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: yourYour MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other MacbookMacBook system, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the installinstalled USB stick, the network, or whatevera network boot server. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUTBUT, when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and [guide|6371|disconnect the hard drive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

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편집 작업: Ron Davis ,

제목:

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug in the "system install" pen drive
 
-Reset the SMC
 
-Reset the PRAM
 
-Hold down the Option key
 
-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnectguide|6371|disconnect the hard drive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnectguide|6371|disconnect the hard drive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

기기:

MacBook Air

현황:

open

승인된 답변:

70175

편집 작업: Ron Davis ,

제목:

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug in the "system install" pen drive
 
-Reset the SMC
 
-Reset the PRAM
 
-Hold down the Option key
 
-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnect the hard drivedrive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnect the hard drivedrive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

기기:

MacBook Air

현황:

open

승인된 답변:

70175

편집 작업: Ron Davis ,

제목:

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug in the "system install" pen drive
 
-Reset the SMC
 
-Reset the PRAM
 
-Hold down the Option key
 
-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnectdisconnect the hard drive|new_window=true]drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnectdisconnect the hard drive|new_window=true]drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

기기:

MacBook Air

현황:

open

승인된 답변:

70175

편집 작업: Ron Davis ,

제목:

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug in the "system install" pen drive
 
-Reset the SMC
 
-Reset the PRAM
 
-Hold down the Option key
 
-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections. Is there something else I can try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it break "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnect the hard drivedrive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2011+Solid-State+Drive+Replacement/6371|disconnect the hard drivedrive|new_window=true]. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

기기:

MacBook Air

현황:

open

승인된 답변:

70175

편집 작업: Ron Davis ,

제목:

Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. It's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without the Apple logo or pointer), and nothing else. If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after a few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-Plug in the "system install" pen drive
 
-Reset the SMC
 
-Reset the PRAM
 
-Hold down the Option key
 
-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-Battery powered, Magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.

I
I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.

Is
Is there something else I can try.try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get brokenbreak "just like that"?
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.

I
I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.

Is
Is there something else I can try.try? Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get brokenbreak "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as well as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple center for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a Phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive is dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect the hard drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup disk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it on their support page, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

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Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

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My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Batteryflawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. JustIt's seen just one year of light use.
My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Batteryflawlessly. The battery and charger are in perfect shape. JustIt's seen just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without applethe Apple logo noror pointer), and nothing else. If, then,If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after somea few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it suddenly stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without applethe Apple logo noror pointer), and nothing else. If, then,If I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after somea few minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-plug-Plug in the "system install" pendrivepen drive
-plug-Plug in the "system install" pendrivepen drive
 
-reset-Reset the SMC
-reset-Reset the SMC
 
-reset-Reset the PRAM
-reset-Reset the PRAM
 
-hold-Hold down the Option key
-hold-Hold down the Option key
 
-hold-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
-hold-Hold down the C key (for rEFIt)
 
-battery-Battery powered, magsafeMagsafe powered...
-battery-Battery powered, magsafeMagsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.
 
I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.
 
Is there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get broken "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as goodwell as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X softwaresoftware, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as goodwell as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X softwaresoftware, and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first:first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple centrecenter for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a phillipsPhillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
But first things first:first. I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple centrecenter for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a phillipsPhillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
PleaePlease correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacbookMacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
PleaePlease correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your MacbookMacBook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive areis dead. They're just in a deep coma.
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive areis dead. They're just in a deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect the hard drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup thiskdisk will boot and there you are anew to life.
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect the hard drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup thiskdisk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. HopefullyHopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. HopefullyHopefully, it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it inon their support webpagepage, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it inon their support webpagepage, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

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[SOLVED] StartupStartup chime, no boot, white screen of death
[SOLVED] StartupStartup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger in perfect shape. Just one year of light use.

Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.

I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:

-plug the "system install" pendrive

-reset the SMC

-reset the PRAM

-hold down Option key

-hold down C key (for rEFIt)

-battery powered, magsafe powered...

Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.

I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.

Is there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get broken "just like that"?

== Update ==

Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as good as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.

But first things first: I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple centre for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.

Pleae correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your Macbook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!

But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive are dead. They're just in deep coma.

How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect the hard drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup thisk will boot and there you are anew to life.

Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.

Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it in their support webpage, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.

Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

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편집 작업: zogoibi ,

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[SOLVED] Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger in perfect shape. Just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-plug the "system install" pendrive
 
-reset the SMC
 
-reset the PRAM
 
-hold down Option key
 
-hold down C key (for rEFIt)
 
-battery powered, magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.
 
I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.
 
Is there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get broken "just like that"?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, folks: I finally found out what went wrong, and I'll try to explain it as good as my ignorance of Apple hardware, OS-X software and firmware, and computers in general, allows me.
 
But first things first: I have good news for you: if you ever get the ''white screen of death'', don't panic! And, unless still under guarantee, don't take your computer to an Apple centre for them to steal you yet more money by making you pay for a new logic board and/or a new hard drive. Probably you can solve the problem by yourself, spending only a few -very well invested- dollars in a pentalobed or a phillips #00 screwdriver, plus maybe a Torx T5 one.
 
Pleae correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I've guessed and investigated, it works like this: your Macbook Air's firmware (probably also any other Macbook, but I can't be sure about that) is always instructed to try to, in the first place, boot off certain piece of hardware: be it the hard disk, an external DVD unit, the install USB stick, the network, or whatever. This option can be set in the OS's Startup Manager. When the actual boot setting is any other than the hard drive, then, at boot time, the firmware will look for the instructed medium to boot off, and if for whatever reason it doesn't find it, then it will try to boot off the hard drive as a "last resource". BUT when the actual boot setting is "hard drive" and, for whatever reason, the data is corrupted or something is wrong with the boot sector, then the computer will NOT try to find any alternative device, or a network, where to boot off: it will keep forever trying to boot off the hard drive, and thus you get the dreaded white screen of death. The Apple engineers are so smart!!
 
But it's actually not dead: neither your motherboard nor your drive are dead. They're just in deep coma.
 
How can you wake it up from this coma? Simple: remove the back cover and disconnect the hard drive. Believe me: with the right screwdriver, it's very easy to do and ''even you'' can do it. Then, and only then, if there is NO hard drive where to try to boot off, the firmware is programmed to look for some other medium: USB stick, external DVD, network... So, plug this medium in and... voilá! There you get your little spinning animated icon and, eventually, the Apple's apple; the startup thisk will boot and there you are anew to life.
 
Now, once you've managed to boot, the FIRST thing you have to do is go to the Startup Manager and set the firmware to boot off your whatever startup medium is (otherwise, upon reboot you'll be in the same S*ITuation). After this, you can plug back in your hard drive and reboot your computer. Hopefully it will boot off as instructed (the USB/DVD/Network), it will recognize your hard disk, and you can use the Disk Utility to repair it, reformat it, or whatever you want to do with it. After this, everything will go back to normal, and you've saved the Apple care center's $500 bill.
 
Hope this will help someone to avoid the three weeks anguish I've gone through... I'm sorry to say that it is A SHAME on Apple's part to sell such cr*p and not respond for it, nor inform about it in their support webpage, but joyfully get your money when you take your laptop to repair.
 
Welcome any correction or precision to this post.

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[SOLVED] Startup chime, no boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger in perfect shape. Just one year of light use.

Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.

I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:

-plug the "system install" pendrive

-reset the SMC

-reset the PRAM

-hold down Option key

-hold down C key (for rEFIt)

-battery powered, magsafe powered...

Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.

I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.

Is there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get broken "just like that"?

기기:

MacBook Air

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open

승인된 답변:

70175

편집 작업: zogoibi ,

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Startup[SOLVED] Startup chime, white screen, but no boot at all.boot, white screen of death
Startup[SOLVED] Startup chime, white screen, but no boot at all.boot, white screen of death

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger in perfect shape. Just one year of light use.
 
Right after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I get the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations:
 
-plug the "system install" pendrive
 
-reset the SMC
 
-reset the PRAM
 
-hold down Option key
 
-hold down C key (for rEFIt)
 
-battery powered, magsafe powered...
 
Nothing works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen.
 
I don't have any kind of adapters, so I can't check anything involving cable connections.
 
Is there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board? Can it get broken "just like that"?

기기:

MacBook Air 13" Model A1369
MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

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편집 작업: zogoibi ,

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Startup chime, white screen, but no boot at all.

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger work okin perfect shape. Just one year of light use.
My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger work okin perfect shape. Just one year of light use.
 
Then, rightRight after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I gotget the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else!else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
Then, rightRight after a normal reboot, suddenly it stopped working: I gotget the startup chime, a bright white screen (without apple logo nor pointer), and nothing else!else. If, then, I don't shut it off, the fan starts working after some minutes. If I close down the lid, the screen remains lit.
 
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations: plug
-plug
the "system install" pendrive, resetpendrive
-reset
the SMC, resetSMC
-reset
the PRAM, holdPRAM
-hold
down Option key, holdkey
-hold
down C key (for rEFIt), batteryrEFIt)
-battery
powered, magsafe powered... Nothing
Nothing
works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
I've tried all the usual fixes and combinations: plug
-plug
the "system install" pendrive, resetpendrive
-reset
the SMC, resetSMC
-reset
the PRAM, holdPRAM
-hold
down Option key, holdkey
-hold
down C key (for rEFIt), batteryrEFIt)
-battery
powered, magsafe powered... Nothing
Nothing
works! I just get the chime and the permanent white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
 
I don't have an adapter for external screenany kind of adapters, so I can't check if it's a display-related problemanything involving cable connections.
I don't have an adapter for external screenany kind of adapters, so I can't check if it's a display-related problemanything involving cable connections.
 
Would you think that this is a screen issue, or ratherIs there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board issue? As this model is LED-less and has noiseless disk, no way of knowing if it boots but the screen is broken, or ifboard? Can it doesn't boot at all.

Some hints? Thank you!
get broken "just like that"?
Would you think that this is a screen issue, or ratherIs there something else I can try. Am I facing a broken logic board issue? As this model is LED-less and has noiseless disk, no way of knowing if it boots but the screen is broken, or ifboard? Can it doesn't boot at all.

Some hints? Thank you!
get broken "just like that"?

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MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

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open

편집 작업: zogoibi ,

제목:

Startup chime, white screen, but no boot at all.

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger work ok.
My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Battery and charger work ok.
 
Suddenly,Then, right after a normal reboot, suddenly I only got the startup chime andchime, a bright white screen (without apple logo).logo nor pointer), and nothing else!
Suddenly,Then, right after a normal reboot, suddenly I only got the startup chime andchime, a bright white screen (without apple logo).logo nor pointer), and nothing else!
 
I've treidtried all the fixes:fixes and combinations: plug the "system install" pendrive, reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down Option key, plugging in the "system install pendrive", hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge it, magsafe pluggedbattery powered, magsafe unpluggedpowered... Nothing works! I just get the chime and the white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
I've treidtried all the fixes:fixes and combinations: plug the "system install" pendrive, reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down Option key, plugging in the "system install pendrive", hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge it, magsafe pluggedbattery powered, magsafe unpluggedpowered... Nothing works! I just get the chime and the white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
 
I don't have an adapter for external screen, so I can't check if it's a display-related problem.
 
Would you folks guessthink that this is a screen issue, or rather a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any external evidenceis LED-less and has noiseless disk, no way of a working system, andknowing if it boots but the SSD diskscreen is totally silent, I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen)broken, or if it's simply not bootingit doesn't boot at all (then I'd have a broken logic board)all.
Would you folks guessthink that this is a screen issue, or rather a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any external evidenceis LED-less and has noiseless disk, no way of a working system, andknowing if it boots but the SSD diskscreen is totally silent, I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen)broken, or if it's simply not bootingit doesn't boot at all (then I'd have a broken logic board)all.
 
I've read some similar topics, but none exactly like this. SomeSome hints? Thank you!
I've read some similar topics, but none exactly like this. SomeSome hints? Thank you!

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MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

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Startup chime. Blank screen. No boot.?chime, white screen, but no boot at all.
Startup chime. Blank screen. No boot.?chime, white screen, but no boot at all.

본문:

My Air (rEFIt installed) was working flawless.

Suddenly, after a normal reboot, I only got the startup chime and a white screen (without apple logo).

I've treid all the fixes: reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down Option key, plugging in the "system install pendrive", hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge it, magsafe plugged, magsafe unplugged... Nothing works! I just get the chime and the white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).

I don't have an adapter for external screen, so I can't check if it's a display-related problem.

Would you folks guess this is a screen issue, or a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any external evidence of a working system, and the SSD disk is totally silent, I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen) or if it's simply not booting at all (then I'd  have a broken logic board).

I've read some similar topics, but none exactly like this. Some hints? Thank you!

기기:

MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

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open

편집 작업: zogoibi ,

제목:

Startup chime. Blank screen. No boot.?

본문:

My Air with rEFIt installed(rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Booted it lots of times, no problem.
My Air with rEFIt installed(rEFIt installed) was working flawless. Booted it lots of times, no problem.
 
NowSuddenly, after writing some information, I rebooted, and since thena normal reboot, I only getgot the startup chime,chime and a white screen without(without apple logologo).
NowSuddenly, after writing some information, I rebooted, and since thena normal reboot, I only getgot the startup chime,chime and a white screen without(without apple logologo).
 
I've treid all the fixes: reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down optionOption key, reboot with system pen drive plugged in, reboot withoutplugging in the "system install pendrive", hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge itit, magsafe plugged, magsafe unplugged... Nothing works! AlwaysI just get the chime and the white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
I've treid all the fixes: reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down optionOption key, reboot with system pen drive plugged in, reboot withoutplugging in the "system install pendrive", hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge itit, magsafe plugged, magsafe unplugged... Nothing works! AlwaysI just get the chime and the white screen. If, then, I "let it be" and don't shut it off, after some minutes the fan starts working (so, I guess there's some CPU activity?).
 
I don't have an adapter for external screenscreen, so I can't check if it's a display-related problem.
I don't have an adapter for external screenscreen, so I can't check if it's a display-related problem.
 
DoWould you folks think it'sguess this is a screen issue, or a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any "disk" indicator or ledexternal evidence of a working system, and as the SSD disk is totally silent (SSD)silent, I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen) or if it's simply not booting at all (then I'd have a broken logic board)board).
DoWould you folks think it'sguess this is a screen issue, or a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any "disk" indicator or ledexternal evidence of a working system, and as the SSD disk is totally silent (SSD)silent, I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen) or if it's simply not booting at all (then I'd have a broken logic board)board).
 
I've read some similar topics, but none exactly like this. Some hints? Thank you!

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Startup chime. Blank screen. No boot.?

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My Air with rEFIt installed was working flawless. Booted it lots of times, no problem.

Now after writing some information, I rebooted, and since then, I only get the startup chime, and a white screen without apple logo.

I've treid all the fixes: reset the SMC, reset the PRAM, hold down option key, reboot with system pen drive plugged in, reboot without, hold down C key (for rEFIt), fully charge battery, fully discharge it... Nothing works! Always get the chime and the white screen.

I don't have an adapter for external screen.

Do you folks think it's a screen issue, or a logic board issue? As this model doesn't have any "disk" indicator or led, and as the disk is totally silent (SSD), I can't know if it's booting (then I'd have a broken screen) or if it's simply not booting at all (then I'd  have a broken logic board)

I've read some similar topics, but none exactly like this. Some hints? Thank you!

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MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

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