I have been getting a few Macs failing to boot recently and I thought it would be a good idea to explain a few things regarding this issue.
The first thing would to make sure we understand what some of the issues could be and how to prevent further damage to you Mac or hard drive that could lead to data loss.
We will start with the dreaded Flashing Question mark icon, this is one of the many reasons why your Mac is not booting, and due to the nature of this issue we need to be careful as to know what the cause is before we go any further.
I just upgraded my iMac to 32GB of memory, yes Thirty Two GB!
Why? well first thing, why not but on a serious note, it runs much faster and gives me room to run as many apps as I want without it going into a spasm every time I want to do something.
As most of my clients know, I also do other things on my Mac other than just ‘work’ I also use it for my music productions, coding, building websites and even video editing, so the RAM (geheugen in Dutch) comes in really handy, and it’s VERY cheap these days, so there is no reason why you wouldn’t.
Would you trust anyone with the keys to your house, bank account details or even the passwords to your online life? I’m guessing no is the answer. so why would you allow yourself to be at the mercy of an ‘online’ company with you ‘online’ data?
I have never trusted my data to be anywhere except in my possession, a place where I can get to it 24/7 and knowing that NO ONE can see ANYTHING I don’t want them to see, Calendar appointment, Address Book details, files etc.
In an effort to push customers toward iCloud ahead of shuttering its MobileMe service, Apple has reportedly begun offering free copies of OS X Snow Leopard to MobileMe users still on the older Leopard version.
Kia, you did a great job diagnosing and repairing our 2007 Macbook. You replaced it’s hard drive and the computer functions as if new!
You’re worth the price and at least a lot less pricey than Apple’s own repair service. Thanks!