Macbook Pro just bricked itself.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nsilva, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. nsilva macrumors member

    nsilva

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    There were two apps that needed to be updated through the app store, and when I tried to they said they couldn't because Lion wasn't updated to the max. Whatever. I let software update do whatever it needs to and then when it restarts it freezes on a white screen. (Spent over $2000 on a laptop with an SSD, i7, and 16gb of ram yet it can't handle an update. SWEET!) Restarted it and now it goes straight to the disk utility asking me to use time machine or reinstall Lion. How can I fix this? Only had this new MBP for about two months and regretting buying a Mac again to the fullest. I really want to just snap it in half. Called Apple around 7 and they said they couldn't schedule me an appointment today. I have data on there that I need ASAP.
     
  2. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    May be worth just walking into an Apple Store even without an appointment and waiting for someone to be able to help you.

    Your data should definitely be recoverable, but it may require the use of another Mac to be able to read it.

    If you do a google search for "Lion Thunderbolt Update" you'll see that you definitely aren't alone here.

    Also check out some of the suggestions in these articles:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_...ate-plaguing-macbook-pros-with-kernel-panics/

    http://www.techspot.com/news/48969-warning-thunderbolt-update-crashes-macbooks-imacs.html
     
  4. satchow macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I have problems, first thing I do is reset the PRAM and NVRAM. Last week my computer failed to recognize my SSD and wouldn't boot. I reset the NVRAM and it worked fine afterwards. Give it a try and see if it helps.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  5. fig macrumors 6502a

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    No offense intended and I do feel for the OP, but things like this are exactly why I find the idea of purchasing a machine based on a brand new architecture on launch day a bit nuts.
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    They said they've had the machine for two months...
     
  7. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    It's so awesome. The macbook itself can't control itself.
     
  8. fig macrumors 6502a

    fig

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    I stand corrected, apologies. I read real good.

    I'll keep my philosophical stance for the next catastrophe that does pop up, however ;)
     

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