Macbook dead?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kasmokia, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. kasmokia macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I am new here so I will apologize before hand if this is in the wrong forum or completely inappropriate but I have a problem with my macbook.

    OK so last night I updated somethings on my mac book pro (April 2011). It was an EFI 2.2 update and some thunderbolt support thing. I had been putting it off for a while so i decided to update. It clicked update, everything downloaded, and everything installed (the progress bar went all the way), then suddenly my mac book makes a very loud beep and suddenly turns black. Then the fans start going crazy, spinning as fast as they can. I knew there was a problem but I still let it sit in that state for about 10 minutes. After that, I held down the power button for about 10 seconds to turn it off. Now every time I try to turn it on, all i get is a black screen and loud fan noise.

    I tried holding control, alt, and shift with the power button then the power button to turn it on but that doesn't work. My question: I think my friend installed a pirated version of lion os (I paid him $30 to install it, since i don't have a credit card and cant buy things off the apple store). If I send my laptop in for repairs through apple, will they be able to tell I am using a pirated version of lion? and will there be any consequences? (void warranty? or anything)

    Please help, I would greatly appreciate any comments

    Thanks
     
  2. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    was it pluged in?

    take it to the apple store and say it wont turn on and they will diagnose it from there. if they find it isnt a licenced version of lion i suppose they will make u pay 30 bucks for a legit copy

    there isnt much we can do here....

    u could try slapping in the restore discs that came with it assuming u can get it to atleast fire up
     
  3. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    Just take it to the Apple Store. Odds are, they won't notice a pirated version of Lion anyway. It's not like Microsoft where it's front-and-center if it's not "genuine". Take it in, let them fix it, don't worry about it.
     
  4. Takashi macrumors regular

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    You dare to pirate apple software!? Hahaha. (Evil laugh)

    I am sorry to hear that your MBP didn't work. Best to take it to apple store.
     
  5. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    shoulda got a debit card. works the same way;)
     
  6. kasmokia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, just as an update to anyone interested: My mac was dropped off at the Apple store and they had it fixed in 3 days. They replaced the logic board. It would have been $500 but luckily it was under warranty. So my question is: is it impossible to update EFI with a pirated version of Lion?
     
  7. rono macrumors newbie

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    mac book pro dead

    Hi just read the mac book dead script
    I had an update yesterday and my macbook just died no power lights when plugged into the mains any thoughts.
    I had TomTom plugged in for any map updates Tom tom is fine.thought it might have been charging tom tom
     

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