MacBook Pro can't boot.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hack3rcon, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. hack3rcon macrumors member

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    Hello.
    I have a MacBook Pro and when I turned it on then the load line can't finished and it rebooted. My Model is 2010. I used "Command+R" key and then "Disk Utility" but it told me everything is OK.
    Any idea?

    Thank you.
     
  2. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    Erase and restore, something clearly is corrupt... hopefully you have a time machine backup that you MIGHT be able to recover data from. My guess is it's a 7 year old laptop, so probably failing hard drive (regardless of what Disk Utility tells you). I'd restore then try to recover as much of the data as you can, but again, 7 year old hard drive in that thing... it's been spinning a LONG time... that's 95 years old in human years. She's ready to go to the pasture. hehe
     
  3. hack3rcon thread starter macrumors member

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    Time Machine was not active.
    In your idea 7 years is a long time??????
     
  4. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    Time Machine wasn't active on a 7 year old computer? Ouch, I couldn't sleep at night.

    In my idea? In anyone's idea, technology 7 years old is a dinosaur.

    7 years ago, iPhone and smartphone competition was this....

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    7 years ago, social media didn't exist in any mainstream form
    7 years ago, kindle didn't exist
    7 years ago, youtube was pre-mainstream
    7 years ago, "the cloud" was not a household name
    7 years ago, Twilight (the first) was released in theaters

    So yeah, 7 years ago was a LONG time, in most considerations. It's 1/10th of an average human life. Two presidencies. Seven elections.

    For technology, 7 years is an eternity.
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    7 years is a decent amount of time to get from a spinning drive, especially in a laptop that is more likely to be subjected to movement and other adverse environmental situations. I would not have continued on without a backup after that much time, the drive turns into a ticking time bomb (no pun intended) at that point, only a matter of time before it fails.
     
  6. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    Mechanical hard drives generally fail after 3 to 5 years of use, depending on environmental factors and how many times they have been power cycled (this causes stress etc). Some last longer, some shorter, all drives come with a mean time before failure, which varies between drives with server class enterprise drives having the higher mtbf figure.

    To get 7 years is pretty good going for a laptop drive, I would ditch it now though and replace it with an SSD, will improve your the performance.
     
  7. SamVilde macrumors regular

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    Yes. But the OP should also come to terms with the fact that other parts of the 2010 laptop will be coming to the end of their natural lives, and an SSD will improve performance, it won't make the computer invincible.
     
  8. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Start it up in verbose mode, and then take note of the last few lines of text on the screen when it fails to boot.

    https://support.apple.com/HT201573
     
  9. hack3rcon thread starter macrumors member

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    My PC HDD working about 10 years. Then?
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    It is SSD. Samsung SSD.
     
  10. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    There are still a few cars on the road from the 80s... but millions in the junkyard.
     
  11. duervo macrumors 68000

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    ... and now even the OP is totally off-topic from their original subject, since they have an SSD in their non-booting system, but are now fixated on the life of spinning drives and the one in their PC. Soooo ... I'm out.
     
  12. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, you didn't state that in your opening post. How old is the drive and how much space was there left free on it?
     
  13. hack3rcon thread starter macrumors member

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    Then I prefer the Old cars that can work not new cars that discontinued after 6 years!
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    On SSD I have 7 GB free.
     
  14. kinster macrumors 6502a

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    Ignore him as he doesn't really read people's replies properly and ends up patronising you even though you said you have more experience then he has.
     
  15. SB-MBP Suspended

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    Try a reinstall of OS X, that's step 1.

    Data may be lost. IF you didn't back it up, then, you have a good reason to in the future.. Everyone should backup. A £40 USB hard drive is sufficient with a great utility like Time Machine which OSX has.

    If this won't work, there's a problem with the SSD. If it's under warranty, and I think Samsung do offer a long one - check it out, maybe send it back for replacement. They'll normally do this no problem, SanDisk replaced one of mine which failed!

    Then, reinstall OS X and hopefully it's a thing of the past.
     
  16. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Drive or SATA cable is bad. As others have suggested start with a reinstall. Report if that succeeds.
     
  17. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    CostCo has 256GB USB3 thumb drives for $40 + tax from SanDisk.

    OP, Is the SSD original to the computer? I don't remember SSDs being that reliable 7 years ago. There have been a lot of strides made in the last several years.

    What version of OS X is installed? How large is the SSD? With 7GB free that could be a telling factor but not sure.

    Thanks,
     

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