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What does this mean and how can I get it off my computer?


This is called Target Disk mode, it activates when you start your Mac while pressing and holding the T key. Try to shut down your Mac with the power button and turn it on, it should boot properly.

USB and Thunderbolt icons on a black screen

See this Apple Support Document for the screens you could potentially see on start up.

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    If it won’t go away, you may have a keyboard problem. – Mike Scott Feb 16 at 21:50
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    that was it thank you sm!! – Kate Barclay Feb 16 at 21:54
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