Macbook Pro 17" (Early 2008) turns on then dies with a click

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by musiqkid, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. musiqkid macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    I've had my macbook pro for a while now, about a year. As soon as i bought the top of the range macbook pro costing me over 2 grand I never thought about buying apple care.

    Now every time i turn my macbook pro on or restart it it would turn on for a split second then die with a click I would have to fiddle about with it, pull out the battery, pull out the power chord then turn it back on....sometimes would have to do this repeated times.

    It doesn't do it all the time, but its a real nuisance.
  2. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    Yup, I'm sorry that I have to second that. Recover all the info from your HD onto another ASAP!
  4. musiqkid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    so would it be my hard drive making my computer click off?
  5. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    what "i" would do is purchase a new harddrive and place the previous in an enclosure and try accessing the drive as an external and see if you could recover the data. hopefully you've been using time machine or some form of backup method.

    if not...take it to apple and see what those "geniuses" can do.

    good luck.
  6. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    A trip to your local Apple repair store might be useful. Even a discussion on what the problem might be - they could at least give you a quote on what they've diagnosed as the problem.

    It may be something as simple as the hard drive - makes sense, as hard drives will click when they are dying out.

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