2007 Macbook Pro Issues, Help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Com4tably Numb, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Com4tably Numb macrumors newbie

    Com4tably Numb

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    Hi

    New to the forum, and will be seeking help an opinions.

    I bought my mac in mid-2007 and I am having issues with it.

    First; Battery sucks, longest it goes for is for about 1:20 hrs/mins.
    Second; booting up takes a while for it to get to the main screen.


    I am looking for a new battery, but I am afraid that if I just buy a battery from a random site, that it will not be as good as it should. I read reviews of unsatisfied customers (amazon.com, ect.)

    Which is a good battery and for a good price? Should I buy a need charger as well (insertion to the power outlet is flimsy?

    The booting up problem, should I buy a new drive? Sometimes my superdrive will not read dvds or cds, had it replace by apple, but still having issues.

    My three year warranty is over.

    I believe its 3rd Generation Macbook Pro.

    Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Drive@7200rpm
    Optical Drive SuperDrive 8X
    Display 15" Glossy Widescreen Display

    I'm still running Tiger.

    Thank you for future advice.
     
  2. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Get the new battery from apple, where I live (in canada) they still have the batteries for that generation of laptop in stock.

    As for the boot times, if it's a 3 year old laptop, check to see if you still have a lot of free space left, if the hdd is full it'll take a while to boot, and as for the superdrive issues, that could be the superdrive itself and not related to boot...(someone correct me if I'm wrong).


    PS: I love your generation of mbp. Still my most loved apple product. Wish i had one :(
     
  3. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    For the slow boot, your best bet would probably be to do a clean install. Sounds like you have a lot loading on boot up.
     
  4. Tyrion macrumors 6502a

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    The SuperDrive is probably broken; I wouldn't bother having it replaced, since it will just break again. Failure to burn media is usually the first sign of trouble with these drives, and it just happens after a while. I should know, I also have an MBP from 2007, and the optical drive is seriously the cheapest, most failure-prone piece of trash hardware I've ever owned.
     

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