macbook pro not booting at all

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by croberts19, May 17, 2010.

  1. croberts19 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a 08 MacBook pro (not unibody) and it is now not booting up. I recently installed a Hitachi 500gb hard drive on the computer and restored through time machine and it worked fine for about 2 weeks and now wont boot and I'm wondering if its probably the hard drive. When I click power the light on the front of the computer will come on and it will sound like it is about to boot then a clicking noise seems to come from the computer and it instantly shuts off. I have gotten it to turn on a couple times since it happened by slamming the comp on the bed then for some reason it will work but as soon as I shut it, it wont turnback on. Any ideas?
    Oh and PS the screen never comes on and can't boot in safe mode.
     
  2. croberts19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link. I tried all of the resets you suggested in the guide and none were able to start the machine. From reading the guide I guess now it is the logic board? Or could it still be the hard drive?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If the HD was dead, it should boot up fine, just hang on white screen or something. Sounds like logic board issue to me, let Apple take a look on it
     

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