Macbook Goes to sleep every 15 seconds!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ansobu, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. ansobu macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, it's been awhile since i've been on here. I thought I would see if anyone over at this forum has any idea of whats going on with my macbook. Well, I have an early version macbook, and when I startup I initially get a backlight, but that goes out. I am left with the faded apple loading, I can see it more clearly with a flashlight. After it starts the loadbar, the mac goes to sleep. If I wake it up, it will continue to load for another 15 seconds or so, and then goto sleep. I can eventually get it into the desktop, but I can't really do anything because of the little lag after waking up, and then at the end of the cycle, when its going to sleep. So I have about 5 good seconds to do something on the screen. Again, this is all with no backlight! The external monitor works fine, and I have reset the PRAM and the power management many times. I am about to part the laptop out if I can't get it fixed soon. Please help!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mate, it sounds like a hardware failure. Take it back to Apple.
     
  3. ansobu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not so much fixed..

    Well, I opened the macbook up and there was considerable charring on the logicboard, time for a new one! (not under applecare, so if anyones got a cheap one, PM me!)
     
  4. lfc200 macrumors member

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    have a check on the marketplace. There is generally some good offers on things there also you could have a look at craigslist
     

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