Mac cannot boot-up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ivorsg, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. ivorsg macrumors newbie

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    Anyone encountered this screen when his/her mac cannot boot-up (Mac OS X 10.6.2)??

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Did a restart fix it?

    Did you try the steps explained here?
    Mac doesn't boot
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    I would get yourself booked in with an Apple Genius, as to me that looks like a hardware problem.
     
  4. ivorsg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had did all the below before posted this screenshoot.

    1. SMC reset

    2. PRAM reset

    3. Safe boot by holding down the shift key

    4. Tried to boot-up with the install disk for Hardware test

    5. Holding D to boot-up

    6. Holding down Option key to select boot-up options

    All these did not work, it always startup with the screenshot screen and then went white blank screen.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Graphical weirdness typically points to GPU issues.
    I'd take it to a certified Apple Repair Center to have it looked at. I REALLY doubt it's software-related.

    MAYBE if you have 3rd party RAM in there you could try going back to the Apple RAM that came with it to see what behavior change (if any) you get.
     
  6. ivorsg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, i suspect that the logicboard required replacement, but i was hoping someone has had the similar problem resolved without logicboard replacement.

     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    As the two posters before me already alluded to, this looks like an issue with the actual GPU hardware.

    Due to the fact, that that GPU was prone to fail (I assume you have the GeForce 8600M GT), Apple issued a program to replace those GPUs (the logic board really), even with MBPs out of warranty.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I agree. Software related issues would get fixed with the steps he already did.
     
  9. ivorsg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately this is a late 2006 MBP... i am out of luck with the FREE logicboard recall.
     
  10. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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    +1. Definately seems to be a CPU issue. Apple's got your back on this one.
     

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