My MacBook Pro is a 13" early 2011 model and I've had it since May 2011. I've bought a 3rd party charging cable since my husband's idiot dog kept chewing them up and $80 is a lot every few months. A few months ago, she chewed this one too, but my dad does some electrical work and was able to strip the wires and fix them. A few weeks ago my laptop started turning off when I moved it if it was connected to the charger. However, this only happened a few times and I thought nothing more of it. This afternoon it all ended. I picked it up and it was off (I had left it on) so I turned it back on. The fan was running really loud and the temp in the top bar said 0 degrees. The battery was also just a battery with an "x" in it even though it had been on the charger (and I've never seen the "x"). I closed everything and restarted it. When it came back on it said 48% battery but still said 0 degrees on the fan and it was still running loud. All the programs that I'd closed were back open and the cursor was frozen. I tried to force quit, but nothing worked and I ended up doing a hard shut down. I also noticed that when I put it back on the charger it didn't work. When I turned it around to try it from a different direction, I heard a crackle in the cable. I immediately unplugged it. When I started it back up it was the white screen with the apple and the circle scrolly thing, but there was also a progress bar at the bottom. The fan was still very loud. Once the progress bar filled up it just shut itself off. I can't start it in safe mode. I've made an appointment at the Genius Bar for Saturday, but does anyone have any idea what could be happening. I had first called Geek Squad (because the nearest Apple Store is 2 hours away) and they said it sounded like a hardware issue. A quick Google search said it could be my hard drive (which I'd upgraded along with the RAM about a year ago) or a corrupt file. I'm hoping it's not a very expensive fix. Otherwise it might make more sense to just buy a new one. Any ideas?