MacBook Pro 2010 boot problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stanfam15, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. stanfam15 macrumors newbie

    stanfam15

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    #1
    Hi guys, I have read some really good posts on here but none have yet resolved my problem.
    The other day my wife was using the MacBook and it suddenly switched off, when it was rebooted she was presented with a blue/white screen and a dodgy looking blue apple logo along with the progress bar, all looking slightly blue.
    My first impression was the graphics card issue, I missed the boat on the recall
    I've seen a few suggestions on fixing this however none have worked.
    The latest fix I tried was the efivars way using Linux boot loader.
    Didn't work.
    Please does anyone have any other suggestions or is it dead.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Glenn
     
  2. stanfam15 thread starter macrumors newbie

    stanfam15

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
    #3
    My guess is that it sounds like a GPU problem that were a known issue with 2010 MBPs. The only way to know if it is a hardware problem is to have Apple test it. I had a GPU failure with my 2011 MBP.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

    Audit13

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    #5
    What recall?

    I have a 13" mid 2010 MBP, just replaced the battery, added another 8GB of RAM and replaced the HD with an SSD. I was getting a lot of the spinning beachballs and thought maybe my HD was going bad and why I replaced it. I still get the spinning beachball, not as frequently though, could be the drive cable not sure.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

    Audit13

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    #6
    The beach ball effect is the sign of a bad hard drive cable. It came become more pronounced after switching to an ssd.

    You can get cheap third party cables from Amazon.
     

Share This Page

5 October 16, 2017