All sorts of issues with my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jhall299, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. jhall299 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011

    I have a mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro and it is not well. Here are the symptoms and I am hoping someone can point me to a solution.

    It won't shutdown without holding the power button. Apple/shutdown just restarts
    It doesn't recognize that it has a camera or bluetooth
    The fan is erratic
    I can't change the keyboard lighting with the function keys

    Here is what I have done. I put in another hard drive and did a fresh OS install and it made no difference. I removed the logic board and checked/cleaned all of the connections. This also made no difference.

    I would replace the logic board if I was confident that was the problem but I am not. Can anyone give me an opinion? Maybe recommend a good third party repair company that is reasonable?

  2. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  3. jhall299 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    Sorry I forgot to mention

    I have already tried the PRAM reset. I also did an SMC reset with no effect.

  4. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    Did you buy this new or used? Any warranty? Sounds like (I hate to say it) liquid damage maybe. I am hoping it's not though.
  5. jhall299 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    Bought it new

    I have had this Mac since new. If it is water damage what fixes it? Logic board? It works fine except for the issues I have stated. I'm typing on it now.


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