Frequent RSD (Late 2011 Macbook Pro)

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  1. enanders94 macrumors newbie

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    2011 Macbook 15"

    So about 6 months ago, I started having trouble with my hard drive. At least, that's what Apple told me. Computer RSD'd and was never able to boot back up fully, so I bought a new hard drive and installed it myself. Worked for a day or two, then the same issue happened again. Apple says my hard drive failed out of the box. Take it to get it fixed, it miraculously boots up when I'm trying to show them the problem, works fine for several months.

    Then, about 3 months ago, I start getting RSDs when I move my laptop while in use. Not every time, but often. Several times a day. I was out of the country and so was unable to address the issue until now. After shut down, normally it doesn't acknowledge the battery, so I must hold down the power button for 10 seconds, continue holding it down while I plug it in, and continue holding for 10 more seconds. Then it will turn on, but the fans are running on high and the battery is still not being found. So I must then shut down normally and reset SMC. Then it usually turns back on, until the next RSD when I need to repeat the process.


    Any ideas?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Until you mentioned the power issue, I was going to say you had a bad SATA cable, but it seems there's more at play here…

    This is mostly shooting in the dark, but… Open it up, disconnect the battery, reseat the RAM modules and the SATA cable, reconnect the battery. Any change?

    Also, what is RSD?
     
  3. enanders94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    RSD = Random shut down
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Interesting. Thanks. That isn't a widely used abbreviation on these forums.

    Results on my suggestions?
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Radeongate could also be hitting it.
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yeah, that crossed my mind too. But it just doesn't sound like the typical symptoms of that problem.
    Still, I suppose he could take it in to get in tested under the repair programme.

    OP, are you seeing any graphics glitches on your machine?
     

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