Help me troubleshoot my MBP 17" that doesn't boot

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  1. Chansey macrumors member

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    I have a MacBook Pro 17" Mid-2010 that has been working fine until yesterday when it started booting to a blank, grey, screen. I have switched the optical drive for an MCE optibay with an SSD. The HDD is a 750GB seagate.

    I have tried:
    1. PRAM reset
    2. SMC reset
    3. start using the alt-key (I have one system on the ssd, one on the hdd, but the startup disk selector doesn't show.
    4. safe mode
    5. verbose mode
    6. I took out the SSD as well as the HDD and put them in an external chassi. They booted fine on the other computer.
    7. I tried cmd+r for lion recovery.
    8. I tried booting from an external hdd that contains the lion disk image.
    9. I tried using the supplied snow leopard disks in the optical drive (after i put it back.
    10. apple hardware test disk

    Nothing so far works. Just stuck at the grey screen.

    I haven't started unscrewing it all yet but just removing the bottom lid all cables seem to be attached.

    What else can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a logic board issue....not sure if you have any other options but to take it to Apple to have them take a look at it.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  4. Chansey thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you tried target disk mode ? Hold T during startup.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It sure looks that way...Take it in time I guess..Good luck.
     
  7. Chansey thread starter macrumors member

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    Turns out the SSD was faulty somehow and hindered the boot. FYI.
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Been a lot of them....Fail rate seems high on the SSD side, glad you got fixed up.
     

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