|Nov 23, 2012, 08:05 AM||#1|
MP will not start (almost). Any advice?
Hi, I have a 2009 2.8 quad MP, 16GB. For the last 3-5 months my computer is very reluctant to start.
I have to press the start button once, keep it pressed a bit, hear a little click noise, release the button, press it again and keep it a bit longer and then it will start.
It doesn't matter if it's a cold start or a wake up from sleep - same issue.
I did try to reset the NVram, SMC, unplug etc. It doesn't work.
Has anyone else seen this issue?
|Nov 23, 2012, 12:48 PM||#4|
|Nov 24, 2012, 06:59 AM||#5|
Excuse me if I am mistaken, but can some Mac Pros boot without a graphics card? I know you can't use the machine when it is running "headless" but it would reduce the load on the power supply significantly and be useful as a test.
Disconnect any non-boot drives and take out the graphics card temporarily and then see if it starts up and shuts down more reliably. Then put the graphics card back in and see if there is a difference.
Is this a case where the Apple Hardware Test would be useful once the machine has actually booted?
Details : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509?v...S&locale=en_US
|Nov 24, 2012, 07:14 AM||#6|
MacBook Pro Late '08 2.8 Ghz C2D, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 9400M & 9600M GT
|Nov 24, 2012, 07:21 AM||#7|
Replacement PSU for the Early-2009 seems to cost about £180 plus shipping on the UK eBay site and there are vids around to show removal.
Since you are out of warranty, that would be one option. The other is to make a non-AppleCare appointment in a major Apple Store and ask for a quote.
|Nov 24, 2012, 07:22 AM||#8|
Thread about Mac Pro without video card:
About click noise - dead power supply.
Mac Pro (Late 2013), 2 x 27" Thunderbolt Display
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