Is my MacBook dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EstaVidaLoca, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. EstaVidaLoca macrumors regular

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    It's been stuck like this for a while.
     

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  2. lionkin macrumors regular

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    It's not dead, go to apple store for diagnostic.
     
  3. Harry Muff macrumors regular

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    Hold down the power button until it shuts down completely.

    Now while holding CMD-R, press the power button once to start and keep CMD-R pressed until you get to OS X Utilities.

    Choose Disk Utility and go to the First Aid tab. Press Repair Disk and then Repair Permissions.

    Quit Disk Utility when it's finished and restart your Mac.


    If that doesn't fix it, start your Mac the same way but this time choose Reinstall OS X.
     
  4. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    It looks a bit reddish. My 2011 15" MBP was like this also. Is your's a 2011? If so, it might be Radeongate. If you keep trying to restart it, it might come back to life, but this will likely keep happening.
     
  5. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I've gotten stuck in the boot a few times. Just kill it and start over. You also may want to repair the disk once in a while.
     
  8. Harry Muff macrumors regular

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    I tried both of those.

    It says to just press "D" at start up for for both old and new Macs, but I found that for the older Mac I have I needed to press Option-D.

    "D" worked fine for my Late 2013 rMBP though.


    Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone else has a problem with the test on an older Mac.
     
  9. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I got it to come on and it comes every time I restart it. Now there's a damn loading bar every time it restarts. I'll run it for a few more days and if I get the pinkish screen again I guess I'll have to go beg Apple for a depot repair. I ran out and bought a terabyte external drive to back it up in case things get worse and I'm without it for a week or more.
     
  10. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    The "damn loading bar" is normal. This is how it looks in Yosemite.
     
  11. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never noticed it until this started happening.
     
  12. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    The logic board failed. The good news is Apple waived the depot repair fee even though it was out of warranty. I'm thankful for that.
     
  13. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    What year and size is your Macbook Pro?
     
  14. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Sell it. It will break again. Google radeongate
     
  16. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    I am sick of sending my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro in for repair. Im getting my third logic board and if it fails again hopefully Apple will replace it with a mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina.
     
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  18. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the replacement logic boards are failing too? I was hoping they couldn't fix mine and had to replace it.
     
  19. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they are basically putting defective refurbished logic boards into laptops that are in for repair.
     
  20. EstaVidaLoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got it back from Apple. Everything is working fine so far. I just hope that if the replacement logic board fails it does so within 90 days.
     
  21. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    In that case, push it as hard as you can. Do lots of stuff that taxes the GPU.
     

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