MacBook Pro A1226 will not boot with message YOU NEED TO RESTART...
Prior to failing to boot the laptop the screen would begin flashing and lock-up. I would reboot and every thing was find for a while.
Then while working my screen started flashing again and the machine again locked up.
Now when I turn on the machine it chimes, the apple logo appears and the hard drive spins. However after about 30 seconds of trying to boot the screen darkens a little and a message appears:
"You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press the restart button."
When I tried to reboot the above mentioned message appeared and reappeared with every attempt to boot.
I have built four PC's. This is my first Mac. Should I play a dirge march and have an open casket funeral or is it salvageable?
Thank you for your help!