Help, Macbook Pro 15" boot problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phil1995, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. phil1995 macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Yesterday I went to wake my MBP from sleep mode, and it would not wake. I done a hard boot by holding down the power key, and the machine took about 6 minutes to boot.

    Every time I boot now, it goes to the apple screen with the progress wheel for about 1.5 minutes, then sends me to a blue screen for another 4 minutes or so before booting into my desktop.

    After spending half the day on the phone with Apple, I have reformatted my machine and am still facing the same problem. I have reset the power (removing the battery and holding down the power key for 5 seconds), reset the PRAM and nothing seems to help. The machine seems to operate fine once it boots.

    I ran the diagnostics (holding down the D key while booting) and it says that no problems were found.

    Anyone have any ideas I can try. I am about to the point to take it in for service.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I think you've performed the essential troubleshooting steps. You could try repairing disk permissions, but I don't think that would be of much help.

    Time to have a "Genius" look at it.

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