Whoa, major issue with MBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kingsly, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #1
    Umm... wtf? I just got my MBP back (MLB replaced) and its worse than when I sent it. Upon boot I get the startup chime and then, after a while of grey screen, I am greeted with a question-marked folder and suddenly it goes into EFI! I get a BIOS-like boot screen and then the computer boots normally. It also gives me an EFI message upon shutdown. (sorry 'bout the blurriness)[​IMG]

    Also, they replaced the screen, and it doesn't close properly anymore!!!
    I am taking it to an Apple store and, if the genius decides that it needs to go back in for repair, ECR has approved a new machine for me.

    I am so glad that this fiasco is almost over!
    Does anyone think the genius might NOT take it for repair? :eek: Im so nervous...
     

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    Looks like it was set to boot verbosely but not unset. Read the article for how to undo it. Basically, open Terminal, type in
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args=""
    enter your password, and see if rebooting shows that the problem is gone.
     
  3. apachie2k macrumors 6502

    apachie2k

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    #3
    they will always say they can fix it... they will do everything in their power to give you a new computer....your power.... COMPLAIN
    and they will ANSWER with what you NEEd to hear
    how unacceptable is this??
     
  4. Transeau macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    #4
    I'm confised...

    You implied in the "Dead Pixel" thread that you were an Apple Service Tech.
    But you don't know what Verbose Booting is?

    Anyway - JSW is correct.. that should make it go away.
     
  5. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #5
    In training. ;)

    Anyway, I will try the verbose booting fix. I still think my display should close correctly, and airport should work, and a myriad of other issues should be addressed.
     
  6. Transeau macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    #6
    Work the system. You know the number of repairs that are required to get a new notebook.
     
  7. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #7
    Exactly. This will be its fourth repair...
     

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