Does it seem like my Macbook Pro is dying?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mueller, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Mueller macrumors newbie

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    I've had three problems all in one week. Maybe someone can tell me if they think this is all connected, or just random. I have a 2.5GHz Macbook Pro purchased in February '08.

    1) If I go without the power adapter, and let the battery die out, I get to around 80% and suddenly my MPB turns off. It shuts down, and I can turn it back on, only to have it shut down again. I assume it's poor battery life that isn't being read correctly.

    2) I get "Kernal Panics"? (I think that is what they're called). Anytime I try to shut down or restart my computer, the screen turns gray, and says I need to manually shut it down. I have 4GB Crucial RAM, and I was told test the RAM with Hardware disk, and I did, no problems. I replaced it back with old 2GB of Apple, and the kernal panics still happen. What can I do?

    3) I never noticed this before, but lets say I'm on my MPB, I am running iChat and Safari, and my fans are not noticeable at all. I can barely hear them, which is fine. Then I boot-up VM Fusion (Windows XP), and suddenly it's roaring. I mean it fills the whole room, and it feels like it's maxing itself out without any controls. I can't talk on the microphone to friends because it's too loud they say.

    I downloaded a program called "Smc Fan Control" which is to monitor my fans, and control them, but it doesn't work. They're peeking at 6000 speed, and when I choose to lower then back to 2000, nothing happens. It remains loud.



    Does this look like a consistent downhill slide?
     
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

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  3. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    If you have Apple Care I would strongly suggest making a Genius Bar Appointment. It does seem like your laptop is dying.
     
  4. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    You can try reseting the PRAM. But yea... I hope you bought applecare being only a couple months out of warranty.
     

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