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    Default Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    My friend had her Apple Mac unplugged (not by her) while it was still turned on, and now it won't boot. I know zilch about Apple, so any ideas about what might be happening/how to fix it will be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    Assuming it was turned off at the wall try this.
    Unplug the power cable that goes into the back of the Mac for about 30 sec and reconnect and try restarting normally.

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    Default Re: Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    What is happening when they turn it on?
    What's showing on the screen, a flashing folder with a ? or a prohibited symbol or something else?

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    Default Re: Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    Try holding down the Option key while restarting, and then let it go when or if the Apple logo appears.....it should then give you the option of booting into the Mac.

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    Default Re: Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    Don't know what is happening. I'll find out. I'll also pass on the suggestions.
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    Default Re: Apple Mac bricked (maybe)

    It looks like my friend is guilting her husband (he who unplugged the laptop) into getting a new machine. As the current non-functioning Mac is about 15 years old, she won't know herself when it arrives. She has stuff well backed up on an external drive, so hopefully she should be OK.
    We are all but temporary files on the great HDD of life.

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