2008 MacBook Pro 17inch Very Slow, even after SSD upgrade.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by renosausage, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. renosausage macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    Hey everyone, I need some help here:

    I've got a 17 inch MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo

    4GB of RAM. Every time I turn it on the gray screen with the Apple Logo loads for about 5mins then the screen turns blue and it takes another 7 mins for my desktop to show up.

    Even after my desktop shows up, it still takes another 5 to 10 mins until the dock becomes responsive.

    I thought it was a HDD issue so I updated it to a Samsung 120 GB SSD. I booted the laptop from my Snow Leopard install CD and wiped the SSD to Mac Journaled. I then install that OS fresh on the SSD.

    Laptop still does the same thing. I've tried SMC reset and PRAM. I even tried new RAM. Apple offered $310 to fix it, but I was wondering if any of you guys may have an idea of what it could be.

    Thank you :)
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Just make sure the SSD is selected as the startup disc in System Preferences.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You said, Apple offered to fix it for $310... What did they say was wrong with it?
  4. renosausage thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    They didn't say, it was too slow to even do a hardware test.

    The $310 is just a flat rate.

    It's actually a pretty good deal, I was told they would replace anything and everything that needed to be replaced with no extra costs.

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