Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro Not Booting Properly and Is Slow...

Taylor-C

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
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Hi

I have recently been experiencing some minor (I think...) problems with my MacBook Pro (15" Early 2011). Sometimes when I switch it on it comes up with the usual white screen, and then turns itself off again. Then once I switch it on again it comes up with a funny looking, discoloured screen covered with lines and is sometimes out of proportion (like half the usual image taking up the whole screen). ,

I have also noticed that since installing Lion (which I did months ago when it first came out) the speed of it booting up was a lot slower. It used to boot in about 25 seconds, but it's now it takes just over a minute.

I have everything backed up on my external hard-drive through Time Machine, so can I restore the operating system and put everything back on? Would that make a difference? If so can you please give me instructions on how to do so?

Or, would it be better to take it to an Apple Store?

Thanks,
Taylor.
 

LostSoul80

macrumors 68020
Jan 25, 2009
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Take it to an Apple Store. One thing I could think of is the logic board. Hope it is not.