Macbook 2,1 die.. then click (logic board failing?)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mamcx, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. mamcx macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    I have a white MB 2,1. Since 2-3 weeks ago I have this problem. Look like that when the machine is working harder, it shutdown (and I can heard a click).

    I carry it to a authorized apple support retailer here in Colombia, and they say the logic board is failing. The cost of replacement is US 700 (with that price, Is best buy a new one).

    I try:

    - Reset the pram
    - Try to run fix permission: Always die in the middle of it.
    - Run a memory test: Always die

    This happen almost in any situation. But is more evident when:

    - I run a full XCode compile
    - I try to see more than 10 min of flash video
    - If attach a external LCD monitor, the machine become dead slow, then die
    - Copy of a large file (>2 GB) of the wifi network
    - When I doing something important ;)

    I have not crash reports anymore...

    I wonder if exist any way to resurrect the machine...
  2. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Doesn't sound like it; sounds exactly like a dead logic board. Your best bet would be to get a new MB as 700 is almost the cost of a new one...
  3. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    Sounds like overheating. Memory testing does produce a lot of heat.
    And sounds like the fan is working at full speed. you could clean the fan and replace the thermal paste.
    Also it can be the fan dying.

    Every task that you do it's a cpu intensive one so it could be overheating.
  4. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    It does sound like overheating. Make sure your processor fan is running. If you're so inclined, remove the keyboard and manually check the fan and heat sink for proper operation. Remove any dust with compressed air and check all three fan and heat sink connectors are still plugged in.

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