Macbook Pro Freeze After 2 Minutes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by YogaSx, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. YogaSx macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2016

    I have Macbook Pro 2008 sitting there useless for a long time.

    I tried to install Snow Leopard DVD. Booted up Mac with DVD, Apple logo appears up and a round throbber is under it spinning for 2 minutes and then whole screen freeze. Spinning throbber does not spin any more. Waited 15 minutes in that state but no help.

    Tried to start up Mac with a Ubuntu Live USB. I can use Ubuntu for 2 minutes and then again Mac freezes.

    What might be the reason of the freeze and how can I fix it please?

  2. SixStringsCH macrumors member


    Dec 1, 2016
    Hmm, sounds like a RAM or I/O fail.

    Is it possible, to test it with another RAM-Bank? Or if you have 2 banks in your mac, can you try to start with one bank? So if this is also failing, you can try it with the other bank.

    This would be a good possibility to test about RAM-fail.
  3. YogaSx thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2016
    Thank you very much for your help.

    I tried with 4GBx2 and 2GBx1 RAM. Both, same result.
  4. robert.kreuels macrumors newbie


    Dec 2, 2016
    Sounds like your logic board is broken.

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